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UO Provost asks for feedback on tuition increase

University of Oregon Provost Jayanth Banavar sent out an email to the entire UO community asking for feedback on the proposed tuition increase for the 2018-19 academic year. The proposed increase is $6 dollars per credit, or $240 per year, for in-state students and $18 per credit, or $810 per …

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University Lobby Day presents opportunity to discuss funding with state legislators

The annual University Lobby Day will take place at the Oregon Capitol Building in Salem on Thursday, Feb. 15. All seven public universities in Oregon will be lobbying on that day. The day-long event is a chance for students, alumni and faculty to promote the University of Oregon, meet with …

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“Rolling the dice”: TFAB weighs tuition increases against enrollment, budget shortfall for 2019

After more than a month of deliberation, the University of Oregon’s Tuition and Fee Advisory Board has reached a reluctant consensus: they recommend a tuition increase of 2.84 percent for in-state students and 2.49 percent for out-of-state students during the 2018-19 academic year.  That’s a $6 per-credit-hour increase for residents and …

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Weeks-long wait times for Counseling Center therapy causes students to deal with stress themselves; UO seeks fee increase to help

Last year, the UO Counseling Center experienced a 31 percent increase in the number of individual therapy appointments. This has led to longer waiting times for some students — sometimes up to weeks. University of Oregon sophomore Lauren Alejo is one student who has dealt with long wait times at …

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Differential tuition in Lundquist College: Who should foot the bill?

The Lundquist College of Business needs a financial boost, and it could be coming straight out of business students’ pockets. The college has proposed a “differential tuition” for its classes — meaning students who take courses offered by Lundquist College will be charged $20 more per credit hour, on top …

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Video: Ducks on 2017 tuition hike

The Emerald interviews students on their feelings regarding the tuition hike, in and around the EMU.

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ASUO bingo night informs students that they can have a say on tuition setting

Student government members, through a bingo game, let students know that there are ways for students to get involved in setting tuition at the University of Oregon. ASUO students hosted the “Tuition Lingo Bingo” event on Nov. 29 in Straub Hall. The 25 students who attended the event were each …

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Board of trustees approves 3.7 percent tuition increase amid student protest

The tuition increase comes amid further disinvestment from the State of Oregon in higher education, which has slid increasingly over the last 20 years.

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University of Oregon tuition increases approved despite student criticism

A proposed tuition increase for students at the University of Oregon was approved by the Finance and Facilities Committee during its March 4 meeting.

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What does your tuition pay for?

Four UO students are working to help determine the cost of education for the whole student body. As members of the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, these UO students provided their perspective on how tuition and fees should increase or decrease. “The idea was to have a comprehensive holistic group that could provide different …

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Tuition buy-down means University of Oregon students will only pay 3.4 percent more next year

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education has reduced the University of Oregon’s tuition increase to 3.4 percent from 5.8. The board also capped tuition increases at 3.5 percent for the next two years. That means resident undergraduates taking 15 credits will see their overall bill go up by $270 …

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University of Oregon students will pay 5.8 percent more in tuition next year

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education today approved the University of Oregon’s request to raise tuition by 5.8 percent beginning fall term, confirmed Oregon University System spokesperson Diane Saunders. “It’s a Sophie’s Choice,” she said in a phone interview with the Emerald, explaining that had tuition remained at its …

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Students have mixed responses to proposed 5.8 percent cost increase

For Jennifer Borrero, paying 5.8 percent more in tuition next year means doing with less. “It means having to pick up another job probably or already trying to find a less expensive place to live,” Borrero said. “It means cutting back on things that you can’t really cut back on …

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OUS plans to raise tuition by six percent

Students gathered in the EMU board room on Friday morning to testify against the Oregon University System’s six percent tuition increase. Over the past ten years, annual increases to tuition have caused the cost of attending the University of Oregon to double in the last decade, and the rising costs …

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Bill for tuition freezes heard in legislature, likely to pass Higher Education Committee

Tuition freezes for incoming undergraduates in Oregon universities could be one step closer to reality if House Bill 3472,@@checked [email protected]@ heard in the Oregon Legislature this week, is passed. The bill, which would begin a study on the plausibility of tuition freezes in the Oregon University System, had its public hearing …

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UO offers full-tuition scholarships to Portland-area, low-income students

Oscar [email protected]@[email protected]@ plans to take Jefferson High School’s freshman class to the University of Oregon in April. As part of the growth of Jefferson’s Middle College program, Gilson, the school’s Middle College director, wants the students to see what the school has to offer them. This is only one part …

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How the UO became dependent on out-of-state students

The number of students at Oregon with residency has been flat under 14,000 for the last six years. The huge growth at the UO over the last five years has come entirely from how many nonresidents are admitted every year. One result has been that nonresident tuition has become a significant source of income for the University. The trend raises questions about Oregon’s academic mission as a public university.

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College.biz: Q&A with Sen. Jeff Merkley on keeping Oregon education affordable

Jeff Merkley, junior senator from Oregon, sat down with the Emerald on Wednesday, October 9, to discuss issues impacting the University of Oregon and how to keep education affordable for college students. How do you think the University of Oregon has been doing over the past year? I run into …

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College.biz: Q&A with Rep. Peter DeFazio on student debt and Internet censorship

Twelve-term Rep. Peter DeFazio sat down with the Emerald to talk about what he’s been doing in Congress to aid college students and net neutrality. What are you going to do for students? I’m a big advocate of making college affordable. The principle role of the federal government has been …

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Rally against rising tuition costs, featuring U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, draws a diverse crowd

The first rally against tuition increases of the 2012-13 school year drew a modest but enthusiastic crowd.

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Editorial: Mitigate tuition increases in response to student debt concerns

Though federally subsidized student loan rates did not double on July 1, several loose cords remain from the issue that are sure to complicate it. The biggest of which is that starting this month, undergraduates lose the six-month grace period after finishing school to start dealing with the interest.

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Social media reaction to tuition protest

Students protest 6.1 percent tuition hike in the EMU Amphitheater and Johnson Hall Wednesday afternoon.

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Video: Students march to Johnson Hall, protest tuition increase

Students marched to Johnson Hall to protest tuition increases and speak with Robert Berdahl. Due to technical difficulties, some recordings are solely audio. Live Video app for Facebook by Ustream

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Saldana: Why I hate the University of Oregon

Perhaps by the time my kids are college-aged the University will be different and will have reached its full potential. Until then, I’ll just look at my student debt total, shed a single tear, put my feet up and reassure myself it was worth it. Right?

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Editorial: Tuition increases too much to not consider our options

As student debt rises and those graduating find fewer jobs, it becomes appropriate to ask: Aren’t we approaching a place where college will soon grow unfeasible for a large group of people in Oregon?

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Cole: Breaking down the pricetag for a college education

As if the dismal state of student loans wasn’t foreboding enough, the figures for next year’s tuition are out. No surprise, the cost for a college education went up.

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Kopacz: University needs to find a way to manage admission chaos

As many of you may know, the University has seen constant increases in tuition recently. Just last year, the State Board of Higher Education approved a 9 percent increase …

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Tuition equity for undocumented students continues to be hot topic in Oregon

Hugo’s story is a common one among undocumented students trying to go to college, a struggle that has lasted for more than a decade as the Oregon State Legislature has continued to consider — and ultimately vote down — the idea of tuition equity, a provision that would allow undocumented students who attended K-12 within the state to pay in-state tuition at Oregon colleges.

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Congressman DeFazio speaks to class about government, higher education costs

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio was on campus Thursday morning to give a talk to a political science class.

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