Academic year 2024-25 tuition and fee recommendation for board consideration

The following is my tuition and fee proposal for the 2024-25 academic year, which is based on the recommendations I received from the students, faculty, and staff who comprise the Tuition and Fee Advisory Board (TFAB). In making this decision, I reviewed the TFAB recommendations, accepted direct feedback from students and other stakeholders who took part in a public forum, reviewed feedback provided through an online survey, and discussed tuition issues with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Continuing Undergraduates Tuition – The Oregon Guarantee

The University of Oregon is in its fourth year of the guaranteed tuition program, the Oregon Guaranteewhich was approved by the Board of Trustees in the spring of 2020 and transformed the UO’s undergraduate tuition model. Under guaranteed tuition, the rate of tuition and administratively controlled mandatory fees for each new class of undergraduate students does not change for five years. 

2024 Undergraduate Cohort Tuition and Fees

The undergraduate tuition rates that you will be considering only impact next year’s incoming class. For these incoming students, the 2024 Tuition Cohort of undergraduates, I support TFAB’s recommendation, which is as follows:

  • Resident tuition: $297.85 per student credit hour (3.0 percent above the 2023 Tuition Cohort rate). Full-time tuition (45 credit hours per year) for new resident undergraduates will be locked at $13,403.25 per year for five cohort years.
  • Non-resident tuition: $930.34 per student credit hour (3.0 percent above the 2023 Tuition Cohort rate). Full-time tuition (45 credit hours per year) for new non-resident undergraduates will be $41,865.30 per year for five cohort years.
  • Total adjusted administratively controlled mandatory fees: 2.99 percent higher than the 2023 Tuition Cohort rate.

Graduate Programs Tuition and Fees

I also support TFAB’s recommendation to approve the approximately 80 separate tuition rates for graduate programs across the UO. Almost all of the proposed graduate tuition rate increases for 2024-25 range from no increase to an increase of 3.5 percent, with the exception of the School of Law, which proposes increases of 5.0 percent for the Juris Doctor (JD) program and 8.4 percent for the Master of Laws (LLM) Program (see TFAB memo for all proposed rates). Through the online public comment, a handful of individuals expressed concern about the law school tuition increase. School of Law Dean Marcilynn Burke explained, during a discussion with TFAB, that the increase was necessary because the current tuition revenue of the law school will not fully cover the school’s projected expenses. She also outlined key investments the law school is making to support students. I am satisfied with the law school’s proposal and TFAB’s scrutiny of the details outlined, and therefore I affirm all of the graduate student tuition increases. I also support the TFAB recommendation to increase graduate student administratively controlled mandatory fees by 3.0 percent total. 

I want to thank all the members of TFAB for their hard work and dedication, and the many members of the university community who provided information and participated in the process. This proposal is the product of ten open meetings, an open forum in January cohosted by TFAB and ASUO, hours and hours of analysis, and work by a group of volunteer students, faculty, and staff who care deeply about the UO and our ability to deliver quality, affordability, and accessibility.