The State Board of Higher Education voted to reduce costs of tuition.
It had approved a nearly five percent increase back in June. But now it will only be 2.5 percent for Oregon residents.
Students at the University of Oregon say this is a step in the right direction for making college affordable.
“It’s exciting. Things are getting more expensive, so it’s nice that students get a break because lots of students have limited income. It’s good to see that, and it’s been increasing for a while, so we have a little break. That’s good,” said UO student Patrick Butler.
The cost will be effective through the 2014 and 2015 school year. This is the first freeze in tuition costs in more than a decade.