UO announces plans to reduce tuition increase

The Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday

UO students received further developments on Wednesday regarding the recent tuition increase and while they’ll still have to pay more than previous years, it won’t be as much as they feared earlier this year.

According to usnews.com, the university’s Board of Trustees voted on increasing the tuition by 6.6%, which is lowered from its original 10.6% that was announced in a letter from university President Michael Schill back in February.

The Register Guard reported that the board voted on Tuesday, with the decision passing 11-0 with three members absent.

Oregon state legislatures approved a bill just last week, giving $70 million more in funding to higher education, and in turn gave a fraction of the money to public schools to help make the tuition increase less steep.

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