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May 9, 2002

OU Regents Approve RSU Tuition Increase

The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has approved a tuition increase of seven percent at Rogers State University.

The OU Board of Regents - RSU's governing board - approved the increase at its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 9, in Norman.

"This modest tuition increase will allow us to provide higher quality services for our students and to meet increasing operating costs at the university," said RSU President Dr. Joe Wiley. "It also will help us offset an expected decrease in state revenues during the next fiscal year."

The increase is the result of Senate Bill 596, passed by the Oklahoma Legislature in May 2001. The new law authorized the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to allow the state's colleges and universities to increase tuition by seven percent per credit hour for state residents and nine percent per credit hour for out-of-state residents. State institutions were authorized to implement the increases beginning in the 2001-2002 academic year, and each year thereafter through the 2005-2006 academic year.

Additional revenue of $197,500 for the next fiscal academic year, which begins on July 1, has been projected for RSU by the state regents.

This fall, state residents will pay $56.05 per credit hour for freshman and sophomore-level classes and $57.25 per credit hour for junior and senior-level classes at RSU. Out-of-state residents will pay $155.80 per credit hour for freshman and sophomore-level classes and $167.70 per credit hour for junior and senior-level classes at RSU. All tuition increases are subject to approval by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.