Tuition & Affordability

Time to Fully Fund Higher Education

Students are asking for funding to achieve tuition freezes.
Our budget asks for the 2019 session are:

• $1 billion for the Public Universities Support Fund
• $787 million for the Community College Support Fund
• $252 million for the Oregon Opportunity Grant

The State of Oregon has been leaving students to foot the bill for public higher education for too long.
It’s time for the state of Oregon to fully fund k-20 education.

For Oregon, this means serious conversations about fixing Oregon’s broken revenue system.

High textbook prices are also a huge burden to students who struggle to pay for tuition and the cost of living. Additionally, the cost of tuition is increasing disproportionately to the increase in wages. OSA will partner with the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to ensure the continuation of a fully funded coordinator for the Open Educational Resources and promote utilization and promotion.

Contact your Legislative Director, Perla, to get involved and advocate for students who can’t afford the high cost of tuition.