U of O trustees to consider tuition guarantee again


Board to discuss race relations and housing in addition to alleviating financial burden for students.

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BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees is scheduled to discuss race relations and housing in addition to alleviating financial burden for students.

University officials hope the proposal slows skyrocketing costs for students.

The guarantee would last four years. If a student takes longer to graduate — and half do — the cost in the fifth year would increase to the level set for cohorts of the freshmen after he or she entered the university. Mandatory fees would be included under the cap.

Before setting the first guaranteed level, the university would increase resident tuition and fees by 10 percent to $11,316, up from $10,287, per academic year. Nonresident tuition would jump 10 percent to $35,224, up from $32,022, according to a preliminary plan.

(READ MORE: Register-Guard)

This week’s meetings will mark the second time the board have weighed a tuition guarantee plan.

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