EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon wants to add a $150 tuition surcharge for spring quarter and expects significant tuition increases next year.
The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene reported that university President Dave Frohnmayer and administrators delivered a budget update Wednesday.
They say the university has to make up a $7 million shortfall this year and perhaps $20 million in the next year. Furloughs are being considered.
They say there's little doubt significant tuition increases are in the offing. In recent years, Oregon universities matched tuition to the growth in average family income.
For out-of-state students, the spring term surcharge is expected to be $350.
The Board of Higher Education will consider the surcharges Friday.
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