Oregon universities get summer tuition hike

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ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon State Board of Higher Education has approved an average 8.9 percent increase of summer-term tuition and fees at the state's seven public universities.

The Ashland Daily Tidings (http://bit.ly/xMSU92 ) says the increase approved Friday is part of a collective effort by Oregon's public universities to make the cost of attending class during the summer months consistent with the rest of the academic year.

At Southern Oregon University, undergraduate students from Oregon will pay 7.3 percent more for 12 credit hours during summer. That's an increase from $1,681 in 2011 to $1,804 for the upcoming summer term.

Out-of-state undergraduate students are facing a 180 percent increase for summer tuition and fees -- from $1,801 in 2011 to $5,040 for 12 credits in summer 2012.

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Information from: The Ashland Daily Tidings, http://www.dailytidings.com