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      UM President calls for tuition freeze

      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.

      The President of the University of Missouri System wants to freeze tuition costs at the system??s 4 campuses.

      Under President Tim Wolfe??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 year??s tuition increase of 1.7% was too much.

      Winner said, ??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 it??s a long time coming.??

      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 Governor??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 Governor??s plan.

      Nolan said, ??I??m trying to work for my college tuition. It??s good to hear that there might not be an increase.??

      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.