The University of Missouri System Board of Curators meeting on Thursday was punctuated not by any single issue, but rather by a slew of approvals and discussion about topics including changes to housing rates across three campuses and tuition changes at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Officials presented a summary of student housing and dining rates for next year. MU will see a 3.5 percent decrease in the costs of room and board. UMSL’s rates will not change. Missouri S&T and UMKC’s housing costs will increase by 2 percent.
The curators also approved the creation of two new tuition rates for UMKC. The first rate, known as the Kansas Rate, previously offered in-state tuition to Kansas residents who lived in one of eleven counties, but will now offer all Kansas residents the same rate that Missouri residents pay.
The second rate, known as the Heartland rate, will go into effect for fall 2018 and offer tuition at 150 percent of the in-state price Missouri residents pay to residents of 15 other states.
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