Tuition and fee proposal for 2023-24

DATE:    February 27, 2023

TO:         University of Oregon Board of Trustees

FROM:   Patrick Phillips, Interim President and Professor of Biology

RE:         Academic Year 2023-24 Tuition and Fee Recommendation for March Consideration

Enclosed is my tuition and fee proposal for the 2023-24 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 as part of a public forum, reviewed feedback provided through an online survey, and discussed tuition issues with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Continuing Undergraduate Tuition – The Oregon Guarantee

The university is in the third year of the guaranteed tuition program, the Oregon Guarantee, which 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. As part of the transition plan for the new program, the Board of Trustees also locked annual tuition and administratively controlled mandatory fee increases for undergraduate students who started prior to the summer of 2020 at 3.0 percent per year through FY2024.

2023 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 2023 Tuition Cohort of undergraduates, I support TFAB’s recommendation, which is as follows:

  • Resident tuition: $289.18 per student credit hour (4.0 percent above the 2022 Tuition Cohort rate). Annual full-time tuition (45 credit hours per year) for new resident undergraduates will be locked at $13,013.10 for five cohort years.
  • Non-resident tuition: $903.24 per student credit hour (3.8 percent above the 2022 Tuition Cohort rate). Annual full-time tuition (45 credit hours per year) for new non-resident undergraduates will be $40,645.80 for five cohort years.
  • Total adjusted administratively controlled mandatory fees: 4.32 percent higher than the 2022 Tuition Cohort rate (see TFAB recommendation for specific breakdown).

As always, we will continue to support Oregonians with financial need through the PathwayOregon scholarship and advising program, which pays 100 percent of tuition and fees through a combination of federal and state grants, and through university scholarships for qualifying Federal Pell Grant-eligible Oregonians.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

I also support TFAB’s recommendation for graduate students for increases that range from no increase to 5.0 percent, depending on the program (see the TFAB memo for details). I also support the TFAB recommendation to increase graduate student administratively controlled mandatory fees by 3.46 percent total.

I again want to thank all the members of TFAB for their hard work and dedication. This proposal is the product of ten open meetings, an open forum in January cohosted by TFAB and ASUO, the President’s Tuition Forum in February, and 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.