July 21, 2000

Contact: Bob Bruce, 503-725-5714

Tuition Freeze Continues for Oregon's Public Universities

PORTLAND - Oregon's public universities are keeping their cool on tuition and fees.

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education voted Friday, July 21, to continue a tuition freeze for Oregon resident undergraduates and limit both graduate and non-resident undergraduate increases to 5 percent or less for the 2000-2001 academic year.

Again next fall, new and returning Oregon resident undergraduates enrolled in all of the state's seven public universities will pay tuition at 1996-1997 rates thanks to the Legislature. In 1998 lawmakers appropriated targeted funds to the Oregon University System to make tuition more affordable for Oregonians and improve access to state universities.

Under the new 2000-2001 rate structure approved by the board Friday, all OUS campuses, except Eastern Oregon University (which charges the same rate for residents and non-residents), will increase non-resident undergraduate rates by 5.25 percent next fall. All except Portland State University also will increase graduate tuition by 5.25 percent. PSU plans a 3 percent graduate increase.

The new structure also includes minor campus-specific targeted fee adjustments to cover rising costs for student activities, health, technology and other resource services.

Following is a chart showing OUS total tuition and fees for 2000-2001 and summary of campus-specific fee changes for the coming year:

Total 2000-2001 OUS Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Students Per Term

 

Resident

 

Non-resident

 
 

Undergraduate

Graduate

Undergraduate

Graduate

Eastern Oregon University

$1,129

$1,970

$1,129

$3,451

Oregon Institute of Technology

$1,153

$1,955

$4,025

$3,447

Oregon State University

$1,218

$2,297

$4,368

$3,901

Portland State University

$1,175

$2,173

$4,097

$3,709

Southern Oregon University

$1,123

$1,948

$3,505

$3,441

University of Oregon

$1,273

$2,352

$4,613

$3,986

Western Oregon University

$1,114

$1,939

$3,620

$3,432

         
Professional Programs        
Law, UO

-

$5,602

-

$7,678

Pharmacy D, OSU

-

$2,709

-

$5,477

Veterinary Medicine, OSU

-

$3,620

-

$7,053




Eastern Oregon University, La Grande: Increased matriculation fee to $100 for Eastern Experience Program; increase incidental fee by $7 to support inflation, addition of women's soccer as club sport, additional full-time-equivalent support for assistance science journal editor.

Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls: Increase technology resource fee by $12 to meeting increased demand for technology services; increase one-time matriculation fee by $12 per term to cover additional costs and increase orientation activities; increase incidental fees $17 per term to cover inflation, student personnel and insurance costs, to provide child care subsidy.

Oregon State University, Corvallis: Increase technology fee by $23 per term to meet increased demand for technology services; increase pharmacy fee by $57 per term to support operating budget; increase incidental fee by $7 per term to cover inflation and program costs; increase health services fee by $1 per term to cover inflation.

Portland State University: Increase technology fee by $12 per term for undergraduates and $13.50 for graduates to meet increased demand for services; establish new fee of $50 per term for all undergraduates admitted to School of Business to support mentoring, recruitment, job service and internship assistance; increase matriculation fee by $20 for mandatory orientation and additional incoming student advising; increase incidental fee by $1 per term to cover inflationary costs; increase health service fees by $6 per term to cover increase in program costs.

Southern Oregon University, Ashland: Increase technology fee by $10 per term to meet increased demand for technology services; new resource fee of $333 per term for master's degree students in mental health counseling track; new resource fee of $167 per term for master's degree students in group facilitation and training track; increase one-time matriculation fee for new students by $35; increase incidental fees by $16.50 per term to cover inflation, aid Schneider Child Care Center, student organizations, women's softball and soccer; increase basic health services fee by $3.50 per term to cover inflation and other costs.

University of Oregon, Eugene: Increase technology fee by $10 per term to meet increased demand for services; establish resource fee of $15 per term for all undergraduates in College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) to enhance opportunities and expand advising, supervised learning experiences and support specialized facilities and equipment; add a $20 resource fee for undergraduates enrolled in science-intensive programs through CAS; increase incidental fee by $5 per term for inflation, increase designed driver shuttle services and support International Resource Center; increase student health service fee by $3 per term to support counseling services and maintain basic health center operations.

Western Oregon University, Monmouth: Increase technology fee by $12 per term to cover added costs, provide smart classrooms and add computer labs; increase incidental fee by $11 per term to cover inflation and support student services; increase basic health services fee by $1 per term to cover inflation.


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