Meeting Set to Discuss U of O Tuition Hike

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon’s Interim President Robert Berdahl is set to meet with students at 6 p.m Thursday, to discuss a 5.9 percent tuition rate hike.

This forum was called as a result of a student rally held Wednesday. Students stormed the presidents office demanding answers regarding the tuition hike and pressed about financial records. Students said they wanted to know how their tuition money is being spent.

President Berdahl reminded students the tuition hike comes from the Oregon State Board of Higher Education; but agreed to the meeting and said he would answer as much as could.

“We are doing our best to keep that at a minimum level of increase and they have a legitimate concern about the cost of getting an education,” said president Berdahl.

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education said a panel, including students, recommended the tuition hike, which translates into about $500 a year.

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