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Oregon university students face tuition hike

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:39 a.m. HST, Jun 22, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. >> Students will be paying an average of 5 percent more to attend Oregon's seven public universities next academic year.

The state Board of Higher Education approved higher prices Friday after hearing complaints from students struggling with money and debt.

Those attending the most expensive public university, the University of Oregon, will pay $9,852 in tuition and fees next academic year, a 5.8 percent increase. Five years ago, students paid about $6,500.

Eastern Oregon University remains the least expensive, with a 5.3 percent increase taking annual tuition and fees to $7,620. Portland State University and Southern Oregon University are also just below the $8,000 threshold.

Tuition and fees at Oregon State University will jump 4.5 percent, to $8,502.

Though bad news for students, the increases approved today are the smallest since 2008-09. Tuition went up 6 percent last year and 7.5 percent in 2011-12.

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Anonymous wrote:
And, the reason this is "breaking news" in Honolulu is???
on June 21,2013 | 07:19PM
808warriorfan wrote:
Apparently you don't have kids or if you do your kids did not go to college. A lot of Hawaii kids who have an education do go to schools in Oregon
on June 21,2013 | 07:55PM
Beaverman wrote:
You are correct. Lots of Hawaii kids go to public schools in the State of Oregon because the facilities are well maintained. Funny the State of Oregon has more financial trouble than Hawaii, but some how the university are always well funded and maintained. I know this for a fact because I always go to the State of Oregon.
on June 21,2013 | 09:09PM
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