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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Health care advocates are making an extra push to get people signed up for insurance through a federal website before a March 31 deadline.
   The Cover Missouri Coalition says about 40 enrollment events are planned Saturday around the state, including some featuring live music, free food and advice from tax preparers. Dozens of additional events are planned in the coming days.
   The coalition also will be running new online and radio advertisements between now and the end of the month.
   People who don't have insurance by March 31 could face tax penalties under the terms of President Barack Obama's health care law.
   The Missouri Foundation for Health says about 68,000 Missouri residents had enrolled in health plans through the federally run online marketplace as of last month.
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ROLLA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri University of Science and Technology is expecting a record enrollment this fall.

The Rolla Daily News reports that Missouri S&T officials estimate the total fall enrollment at about 7,900, which would break the record of just under 7,800 set in fall 1982.

The university also says the number of its first-time freshmen is expected to be 1,225, which would be the fourth-largest freshman class in Missouri S&T's history.

Classes begin Monday at the school in Rolla.

 

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri is expecting fewer freshman this fall compared to last year.

A memo from Ann Korschgen, the university's vice provost for enrollment management, and Barbara Rupp, director of admissions, estimates freshman enrollment this fall at 6,165 based on current deposits. That's a drop of nearly 480 from last year.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that officials say the university has anticipated the drop in freshmen as the number of high school students in Missouri and the Midwest declines.

Deposits from out-of-state students also dropped by 61 this year, but that number is still up 423 from two years ago.

 

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