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  • March 25, 2020

    Board of Regents approves tuition, master’s degree in educational diagnostics


    Northwest’s tuition and fees will increase next fall in alignment with the Consumer Price Index (CPI), by 2.3 percent. Tuition rates will increase by an estimated average net price of $292 for

    The increase is based on the allowable rates for undergraduate resident tuition and fees, provided by the Missouri Department of Higher Education under the Higher Education Student Funding Act (HESFA), which also accounts for increases in the CPI and decreases in state operating support.


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    Meal plans will increase, based on CPI and the University’s contract with its third-party vendor, depending on the meal plans students select.


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    Presenting the University’s proposal to Regents, Vice President of Finance and Administration Stacy Carrick acknowledged financial concerns created amid the COVID-19 outbreak but emphasized Northwest’s emphasis on providing accessible and affordable education options while enhancing the quality programs and experiences the institution delivers to students and stakeholders.

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    In addition to giving the University approval to execute a contract with E.L. Crawford to construct its Agricultural Learning Center (ALC) 502 Bad Gateway

    The Board also approved revisions to Northwest’s Graduate Academic Credit Policy and its Code of Academic Integrity Policy. Additionally, Regents authorized the University to amend its existing contract with Academic Partnerships, which partners with Northwest to provide online programs, to expand its Online Professional graduate and undergraduate programs.

    The meeting was the first for Lydia Hurst

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    The Board of Regents is responsible for sound resource management of the University and determining general, educational and financial policies.


    Media contact:

    Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704