Northwestern to maintain current tuition rates

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Northwestern to maintain current tuition rates

June 1, 2009

Students attending Northwestern Oklahoma State University next fall will not experience any increases in tuition or mandatory fees if the institution’s budget recommendation for next year is approved by its governing board.

Dr. Janet Cunningham, president of Northwestern, said she will recommend a tuition freeze when the institution presents its budget to the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma next month.

“We know this will be welcome news to students and their families,” Cunningham said. “We are keenly aware of the cost of tuition and the challenges faced by families in financing a college education at Northwestern. We have worked hard at controlling costs in order to keep our tuition and fee rates below most of our peer institutions.”

Cunningham noted that faculty and staff will be forgoing across-the-board salary increases for the third consecutive year and that strategic cuts in operational budgets will be necessary to maintain current tuition and fee rates.

She also commended the work of the governor and legislature for placing funding for higher education as a high priority in the state’s budget.

Resident undergraduate tuition at Northwestern is $116.25 per credit hour and mandatory fees are $20.75 per credit hour.