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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Nixon to recommend $36.7M more for Mo. higher ed.

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  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon wants Missouri's universities to freeze undergraduate tuition next year while also proposing more state funding.
    The governor says the budget he recommends next year will include an additional $36.7 million for public universities. The 5 percent funding increase would be distributed using a performance-based funding system.
    Nixon announced the proposal Wednesday at Missouri State University in Springfield.
    The governor called for a tuition freeze at four-year schools for Missouri undergraduates in the 2014-2015 academic year.
    Previously, Missouri higher education institutions and Nixon reached an agreement to freeze tuition for the 2009-2010. The next year, public colleges and universities struck a deal to hold undergraduate tuition flat to avert deeper state funding cuts.

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