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Top officials at Missouri State University are interested in overhauling the undergraduate tuition pricing structure to eliminate the significant cost disparity between in-person and online courses.

The proposal is to set a new, single price somewhere between the $228 students pay for in-person courses and the $299 they pay for online courses.

To pull that off, the university will have to win the support of lawmakers. 

MSU President Clif Smart presented the idea Friday at the Board of Governors retreat. Board members were open but acknowledged the amount of work and difficulty involved in such a big change.

“If seated, blended and online courses are all priced at the same price, it eliminates the incentive to teach things online because…

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