UM President calls for tuition freeze
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 23:03:39 GMT —
The President of the University of Missouri System wants to freeze tuition costs at the systemâ??s 4 campuses.
Under President Tim Wolfeâ??s proposal, the price of tuition would stay the same during the 2014-2015 school year.
University Curators were thinking about raising tuition by 1.5%.
Wolfe plans to ask the Board of Curators to approve a tuition freeze because he expects to have more state funding for higher education next year. Mizzou sophomore Coleman Winner said last yearâ??s tuition increase of 1.7% was too much.
Winner said, â??I think the previous increases have been a little bit ridiculous. How many times can they raise tuition in a row before this? Has it been 6 or 7 years? I think itâ??s a long time coming.â??
The freeze proposal comes after Governor Jay Nixon said he wants to spend $80 million on higher education. University of Missouri leaders are confident that will happen.
The Governorâ??s budget proposal would bring more than $21 million to the University of Missouri System. Mizzou student John Nolan hopes the Missouri Legislature backs the Governorâ??s plan.
Nolan said, â??Iâ??m trying to work for my college tuition. Itâ??s good to hear that there might not be an increase.â??
Wolfe plans to present his tuition freeze proposal to the Board of Curators when they meet on Thursday and Friday.
The last tuition freeze was 4 years ago.