Board boosts tuition at Oregon universities

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The State Board of Higher Education has increased tuition at Oregon's seven universities by an average of 6 percent for next school year.

The increase approved Friday will be offset somewhat by cuts in fees.

The increases range from 1.5 percent at Western Oregon University to 9.9 percent at Southern Oregon University.

Because of fee cuts, total tuition and fees would actually fall at Western Oregon and Portland State.

At the University of Oregon, the state's most expensive public university, a proposed 6 percent increase would push the cost of tuition and fees for undergrads to more than $9,300.

The system average would be $7,841.