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University of Missouri President Elson S. Floyd Coming to Hannibal to Talk Tuition

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John Fougere

Chief Communications Officer

University Relations

Aug 12, 2005

Contact: Jennifer Hollingshead
Office: (573) 882-0601
E-mail: hollingsheadj@umsystem.edu

What: Tuition forum hosted by University of Missouri President Elson S. Floyd

Where: Hannibal Rotary Club, Quality Inn, off Highway 36 West, Hannibal, Mo.

When: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 16, 2005

University of Missouri President Elson S. Floyd Coming to Hannibal to Talk Tuition

University of Missouri President Elson S. Floyd wants to hear what you think about tuition. As part of a statewide tour, President Floyd will speak at 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 16, 2005 to seek input about the concept of guaranteed tuition. Members of the press are welcome.

The concept to be discussed would be a guaranteed tuition rate for incoming University of Missouri undergraduate students that would not increase for four years or for the approved duration of their programs. Undergraduate students already enrolled at the University would have a guaranteed rate for four, three or two years, depending on remaining program duration.

"Let me emphasize that the University is simply examining the guaranteed tuition approach," President Floyd said, noting that no decision has been made to pursue the concept. "The purpose of my visits to Missouri communities is to discuss the pros and cons involved and listen to what you have to say. The feedback that I receive at these public forums will weigh heavily in any decisions the University ultimately makes."

Possible benefits to guaranteed tuition rates could include allowing students and their families to budget with greater confidence over a four-year period and encouraging timely graduation.

For a complete schedule of the University of Missouri tuition forums, please visit this Web address: www.umsystem.edu/tuitionlisten. Or you can e-mail your suggestions or comments regarding the guaranteed tuition concept to tuitionlisten@umsystem.edu. You may also send ideas to 309B University Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 65211.