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Tuition for OSU is set to increase for next academic year and many students are against that decision. Paying for college is already challenging for many families and the increase could add more stress to students and their financial situation, as depicted in this illustration.

OSU community voices diverse opinions on tuition increase for 2022-23 academic year

Kimberly Clairmont, News Contributor
May 2, 2022

Oregon State University officials announced another tuition increase for the upcoming academic year, which may impact student finances. According to Becky Johnson, OSU’s interim president, most students...

Member of the board of trustees can be seen at their meeting on April 8  in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union. The board approved a tuition increase for the 2022-23 academic year, though more financial aid will also be offered to students to help with the increased inflation.

Tuition increase offers additional need-based financial aid, upcoming budget to cover inflation costs

Lara Rivera, News Contributor
April 13, 2022

Oregon State University will offer more financial aid to students after approving a tuition increase for the 2022-23 academic year. In a Board of Trustees meeting on April 8, the board approved a tuition...

This Illustration depicts a revoked proposal for students to attend community college for free for two years. The sign for Linn-Benton Community College can be seen in the background.

Malick: President Biden’s Build Back Better Act could be better

Cassidy Malick, Columnist
November 19, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. President Biden announced the Build Back Better Act during...

Where a student lives can significantly affect tuition rates as a student at Oregon State University, which varies the price per credit for in-state, out-of-state and international students. 

Tuition varies for in-state, out-of-state, international students

Adriana Gutierrez, News Contributor
May 21, 2020

The part of the country or even the world a student lives in can significantly affect tuition rates as a student at Oregon State University, which varies the price per credit for in-state, out-of-state...

Sherm Bloomer, the associate vice president of Budget and Resource Planning, shared a graph outlining different budget scenarios that could possibly occur depending on the mode of instruction in the fall, or if the university faces drops in enrollment due to COVID-19.

University Budget Committee plans for uncertainty, financial challenges facing OSU

Jada Krening, New Correspondent
May 11, 2020

Oregon State University’s University Budget Committee met to discuss budget planning on Friday, May 8, as OSU and higher education institutions across the nation face uncertainty and financial challenges...

A screenshot taken on April 3, 2020 shows a slide from the April 3 Board of Trustees Meeting which describes the three 2020-21 school year tuition, mandatory and student incidental fee rate scenarios discussed by the board. Trustees ultimately voted in favor of Scenario B with 11 votes.

Board of Trustees make tuition decisions, vote to move forward on in-house law enforcement

Jada Krening, News Correspondent
April 4, 2020

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees deliberated and voted on decisions regarding tuition and fees for the 2020-21 school year, reducing student incidental fees for spring 2020 and developing...

A screenshot taken on March 31, 2020 shows a petition, titled “Reduce Tuition Cost in Response to COVID-19,” which calls on the university to consider reducing the cost of attendance. The petition has been making rounds the past few weeks and has reached over 15,700 signatures from Oregon State University community members, according to its page on the Change.org website. 

Petition to lower tuition reaches 15,700 signatures, gets OSU administration’s attention

Millicent Durand, News Contributor
March 31, 2020

A petition that has been making rounds the past few weeks has reached over 15,700 signatures from Oregon State University community members, according to its page on the Change.org website. The petition,...

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Student on the Street: Thoughts on recommended per-credit tuition increase

Canon Wright, Photographer
April 9, 2019

DOANA MAREIMerchandising Management"Not great, I take out loans to pay for my college, so that just adds on top of it, and I don’t really see the point. I guess they’re not really telling us where...

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees approved tuition increases for in-state and out-of-state students for 2020 during a meeting in the Memorial Union Horizon room on April 5. 

OSU Board of Trustees approves tuition increase, announces plan for presidential search committee

Jayce Kalama, News Contributor Lillian Nomie
April 5, 2019

   The Oregon State University Board of Trustees approved an increase in in-state and out-of-state tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year and summer 2019 term. The board approved an increase of 4.29...

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Student Fee Committee recommends 2019-2020 fee levels

The Baro Staff
November 27, 2018

The Oregon State University Student Fee Committee held an open hearing Monday, Nov. 26 in the Memorial Union Horizon Room. It opened with an explanation of the main goal of the meeting: reviewing student...

Honors College

Honors college plans expansion as students doubt educational quality

Alexis Campbell, News Contributor
November 26, 2018

Since 1995, Oregon State University’s Honors College has been promoted as a community within the university where academically driven students can take smaller classes, gain leadership opportunities,...

The data for this graphic was sourced from the April 21 meeting agenda.

OSU Board of Trustees votes to raise tuition for 2017-18 academic year

Joe Wolf, News Contributor
May 1, 2017

Cites state flat funding as reason for increase, attempts to lobby state government ongoingIn a near-unanimous vote, the Oregon State University Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition by roughly four...

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