CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.
Southeast Missouri State University’s tuition and fees will increase in the fall in response to reduced state funding for universities.
The Board of Regents on Friday approved a 2.1 percent increase in tuition, but waived all but 1 percent while leaving open the possibility of another increase.
The Southeast Missourian reports Gov. Eric Greitens’ announced budget for fiscal year 2019 would reduce funding for Southeast Missouri by $6.3 million.
However, the Missouri Legislature has passed a budget that wouldn’t cut university funding, if the university doesn’t raise tuition by more than 1 percent.
The governor has until June 30 to sign or reject the budget.
For a full-time student taking 12 credit hours, the tuition increase would add $93 to their bills.