Tuition is too high. You know it, I know it, we all know it. I have seen friends who should have gone to college plunge directly into the desolate job market instead because they lacked the means to afford tuition. … So what do we do?
As a way to give financially needy students an opportunity to earn a four-year college degree, the University announced last summer it will give Jefferson students up to three years of free tuition — the only university in Oregon to do so.
At a time when there is nearly $1 trillion in national student debt and tuition rates continue to rise, students are looking for ways to cut costs and avoid taking out too many student loans. And although there are many ways for students to approach this issue, some researchers say that engaging in these types of cost saving behaviors — either out of necessity or by choice — may be counterproductive and actually inhibit students from obtaining a college degree.
More than 50 students got their first taste of student government at the ASUO Kickoff meeting Tuesday. The event served as a forum for President Ben Eckstein and his staff to present their goals and ideas for the year.
The University is heading in the right direction. Between academics, athletics and facilities, the administration appears committed to taking the University to the next level. However, there is one common denominator going into every aspect of improvement to the school: money. Unfortunately for the University, there isn’t a lot of …