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SOU students respond to possible tuition increase

Ashland, Ore. - Without proper funding from Oregon's legislature, the state's public universities could see a tuition increase.

Southern Oregon University's President Linda Schott says the most likely scenario if the university does not get enough funding says the tuition increase proposal could be as much as 10 to 12 percent.

Students from SOU partnered with students from the other public universities to create a coalition and lobby legislators for additional funding.

A student government leader, Tyler Takeshita, says costs for services have increased while funding has stayed the same - which creates the need for more funding or higher tuitions.

Takeshita says tuition increases are not out of the ordinary, but he does not want to see one as steep as the possible proposal.

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