Cost of higher ed to increase


The Oregon Board of Higher Education is expected to approve tuition increases for the state’s seven public institutions.

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The Oregon Board of Higher Education is expected to approve tuition increases for the state’s seven public institutions.

Oregon State University tuition and fees could increase by 8.8% for the 2011-2012 school year.

Portland State University could see the biggest tuition and fee increase at 8.9 percent, from $7,130 to $7,764. The statewide average increase in tuition and fees is 7.3 percent; tuition alone will see a 7.5 percent increase.

The increase eyed by the board is similar to increases at Washington and California schools.

Oregon’s public tuition rates are approved by individual institutions, the Oregon University System’s chancellor’s office and the State Board of Higher Education. The rate is determined by considering each institution’s operating costs, their previous year’s tuition increases and the state Legislature’s higher education allocation; this year has $743 million of state money designated.

Read more at The Corvallis Gazette-Times.

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