OU president says tuition increase likely
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - University of Oklahoma President David Boren says an increase in tuition and fees next school year is likely.
Boren said Wednesday that the amount of the increase won't be known until the Legislature announces its appropriation for higher education. He said the increase will be less than 10 percent.
Funding cutbacks are expected statewide as the state faces a $1.2 billion budget shortfall.
Boren said tuition could increase by 4 percent - or $130.50 per semester for in-state students - if funding for OU is cut 3 percent. He said a 10 percent cut would mean about a 9 percent tuition increase - or $292.50 per semester for in-state students.
The higher education appropriation is to be announced later this month.