University Of Oklahoma Students May See Tuition Hike Next Year

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 11:11 pm
By: News 9

Gan Matthews, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- In the spring talk at the University of Oklahoma revolves around football, finals, and tuition.

OU Regents approved a 4.5 percent tuition increase last year. OU President David Boren met with students to discuss the budget and whether another tuition hike will be necessary. At the meeting Boren explained that costs, especially health costs, are up, while state revenues are down.

"It's already so expensive," said OU freshman Lyndsey Smith. "Why would you go to OU if it's supposed to be one of the cheapest in the Big 12?"

Asked about a possible increase in tuition, OU student Christina Zeppieri said simply, "I think it sucks."

President Boren said only one school in the Big 12 has lower in-state tuition than OU, and OU has the lowest out-of-state tuition in the conference.