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OSU Board Approves Tuition Increase

Oregon State University

Oregon State University students will see a tuition hike for the 2019-2020 academic year after OSU’s Board of Trustees approved the increase on Friday, April 5th.

Full time Oregon resident undergraduates will pay 4.29% more to attend the Corvallis campus, while students at OSU-Cascades in Bend will pay 4.44% more. That brings the total to $11,708 for resident Oregon undergraduate students taking 15 credit hours per term on OSU’s Corvallis campus.

Tuition also will increase for graduate students, non-resident students and students enrolled in Ecampus, the university’s online education program.

Approximately $3.8 million of the tuition increase will be dedicated to increasing the amount of need-based financial aid that the university provides students.  

The Board heard testimony from eight undergraduate students, graduate students and university employees who opposed the tuition increases. Trustees, OSU leaders and students continue to urge Oregon legislators to increase support for higher education.

Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Sociology.