COLUMBIA, MO (KTVI) - If you live in the "Show Me State" and attend one of the University of Missouri system schools, you won't be paying more in tuition for the coming school year.
It's the first time in five years that Missouri parents and students won't have to dig deeper into their pockets to attenda University of Missouri school.
The system Board of Curators approved the in-state tuition freeze Wednesday morning during the first of three days of meetings in Columbia, Missouri. For the past five years, in-state tuition has increased an average of 2.2 percent per year.
With the freeze for the 2014-2015 school year, most students who attend University of Missouri schools in St. Louis, Columbia, Kansas City and Rolla will pay $8,335 in tuition. Non-resident undergraduate tuition rates will go up at all campuses starting this summer.
At UMSL and UMKC, out-of-state tuition rates will increase by 1.5 percent. At Columbia and Rolla, it will go up by 3 percent.
Tuition rates for graduate students, including those from Missouri, will increase by 1.5 percent.