Oregon public universities ask state for more funding as students pay record tuition

Officials from Oregon’s seven public universities say they need more than $1 billion over the next two years to maintain services amid inflation and to avoid deep cuts and layoffs.

University administrators have begun restructuring and considering layoffs amid an expected $5 million deficit for the coming school year.

All seven of Oregon’s public universities have announced tuition increases for the next school year, in a regular pattern of annual increases in tuition during the last two decades. None in the upcoming school year is raising tuition above 5%, which would require approval from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

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