Oregon commission approves UO in-state tuition hike

Currently the tuition increase would be 6.91 percent.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 9:33 AM
Updated: Jun 14, 2019 10:27 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The state Higher Education Coordinating Commission approved the University of Oregon's resident undergraduate tuition plan for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Currently the tuition increase would be 6.91 percent. The HECC is required to approve any tuition increase of 5 percent or more. 

The UO Board of Trustees adopted a tuition rate increase indexed to the level of state funding for higher education. 

Jamie Moffitt, vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer, released a statement:

"None of us are happy that we will have to raise tuition by over 5 percent this year. Unfortunately, we had little choice given the current financial situation. It is only through a combination of increased tuition, state funding and budget cuts that we will be able to balance the university budget. While we are grateful to the state for allocating an additional $100 million to fund universities across the state, the investment necessary to keep tuition under 5 percent was $120 million. We will continue to work with lawmakers to advocate for increased funding for higher education.”

The Legislature is expected to approve the final Public University Support Fund in the week of June 17.

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