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Ohio University trustees approve 1.5 percent tuition increase for undergraduates
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, June 27, 2014 6:26 PM EDT
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio
Ohio University trustees have approved a 1.5 percent tuition increase for undergraduate students for the upcoming school year, costing students $156 more a year.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that Friday's board vote at the school's Eastern Campus in St. Clairsville brings yearly tuition to $10,536.
Megan Marzec, president of the OU Student Senate, criticized the increase, saying it shows how out of touch trustees are with Ohioans.
School administrators said at a board discussion Thursday they could have gone even higher, to a 2 percent tuition cap set by state lawmakers. The school is also adding about $4 million in student financial aid.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com