Resident students expected to pay $825 more at OU

Wednesday, June 4th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Norman-AP) -- University of Oklahoma President David Boren says the university's increase in tuition and fees next year shouldn't exceed 825-dollars for resident students.

In an open letter the OU's Norman campus, Boren said tuition and fee increases are necessary to offset a 10-point-3 percent decrease in state appropriations and a reallocation of state funds.

Boren says the impact is major, but that OU's tuition and fees will remain well below the average of institutions in the Big 12 Conference.

Boren says OU's cost for tuition and fees will keep the university ranked 11th or 12th in the Big 12.

OU students are expected to pay about 37-hundred-25 dollars in tuition and fees next fall.

The OU regents are expected to approve the increase this month.