University of Oregon Trustees Approve Tuition and Fee Increase for New Students

Oregon Guarantee, the university's tuition program, locks in tuition and mandatory fees for incoming students for a maximum of five years.
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  • The University of Oregon Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition by 4% for residents and 3.8% for nonresidents.
  • The new rates will apply to incoming first-year and transfer undergraduate students.
  • The university has a guaranteed tuition model, which locks in tuition and fees for incoming students up to five years

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees approved tuition and mandatory fee raises for the upcoming school year, a move that will primarily affect incoming first-year and transfer undergraduate students.

Incoming in-state students in the fall 2023 cohort will see tuition rates rise by 4% compared to last year's cohort. Nonresident students will see a slightly smaller increase of 3.8%, according to the University of Oregon (UO). Additionally, mandatory fees for new students will be 4.32% higher for both groups.

The new raises fall short of the 5% increase needed to trigger an automatic review by the state's Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

The university employs a guarantee program for both tuition and fees, locking in the rate incoming students pay for up to five years. The Oregon Guarantee is not optional and applies to all first-year and transfer students who enrolled on or after the summer 2020 semester, according to the university's website.

The 2023-2024 cost of tuition and fees for in-state students is $15,669, and $43,302 for nonresidents, according to UO. While the Oregon Guarantee covers all tuition and most fees for undergraduates, it does not cover lab fees, health insurance, and room and board, which may fluctuate in price over time.

Additionally, the Oregon Guarantee also does not apply to graduate students, who could see tuition rates increase up to 5%, depending on the program.

This is the third year the university has been using its guaranteed admission program. Students enrolled at UO before summer 2020 have a locked 3% per year tuition increase through next year as part of the Oregon Guarantee program being phased in, according to the school.