UO tuition rise less than forecast

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University of Oregon students will pay $90 less in tuition and fees next school year than they were originally going to have to pay, the state Board of Higher Education decided Friday.

That's the trickle down from the $15 million the 2013 Legislature gave to the Oregon University System -- at its June 8 end-of-session — to buy down tuition on behalf of students.

The tab for tuition and fees is still going up by 4.9 percent over the previous school year, but that's better than the 5.8 percent that had been approved in June for the next school year.

"There's no lack of support for higher education in the Legislature — just a lack of money," Sen. Lee Beyer, D-Springfield, said.

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