Tag Archives: Higher Education

OR Treasurer hears development pitch

Read trip included OSU-Cascades campus tour. Improving Oregon’s competitive standing in the economic and educational arenas means putting values before money, State Treasurer Tobias Read said Thursday during a meeting at Oregon State University-Cascades. Source: OR Treasurer hears development pitch; Read trip included OSU-Cascades campus tour

Another Voice: New legislation is win-win for community college students

Even though most of the headlines about the 2017 legislative session have been dominated by the budget discussion, I’m very proud to highlight a piece of policy work that I’ve been actively involved with over the last few months. This legislation will have lasting benefits for Oregon students and once again establish Oregon as an […]
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Editorial: Shop around for college savings plans

If you have children or grandchildren, you may already have opened an Oregon College Savings Plan account and contribute to it regularly. But people can invest in a 529 account from another state, and it may turn out to be a better deal. “If you invested $5,000 in Oregon’s plan in 2010, five years later […]
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Another Voice: New legislation is win-win for community college students

Even though most of the headlines about the 2017 legislative session have been dominated by the budget discussion, I’m very proud to highlight a piece of policy work that I’ve been actively involved with over the last few months. This legislation will have lasting benefits for Oregon students and once again establish Oregon as an […]
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Bill Would Require Oregon Universities To Explain Administration Needs, Cost Increases

Do Oregon’s public universities need to hire more administrators? If so, they’ll have to explain why—if the governor signs into law a bill the state Senate passed Wednesday. Source: Bill Would Require Oregon Universities To Explain Administration Needs, Cost Increases | KUOW News and Information

Bill to detail higher ed debts heads to governor

The Oregon House on Monday passed Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s bill designed to help Oregon’s students and their families better understand their education related debt obligations. Senate Bill 253 would require Oregon colleges and universities to send students annual, easy-to-understand letters explaining the scope of their federal educational debt. The bill already passed the Senate […]
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State board approves UO, Portland State tuition hikes

A state higher education board reversed course Thursday, approving big tuition hikes at Portland State University and the University of Oregon that it had rejected earlier in the month. Source: State board approves UO, Portland State tuition hikes | OregonLive.com

State commission reverses itself, approves University of Oregon’s 10.6 percent in-state tuition hike

In-state tuition at the University of Oregon will be going up next school year by double digits. In a reversal of a decision from earlier this month, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission voted 7-1 Thursday to approve a 10.6 percent resident tuition increase at the UO. The university had asked the commission to reconsider its […]
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PCC, PSU team up to increase accessibility to business education

A new partnership from two of Portland’s higher education organizations will widen the range of people able to access studies in business. The Start-to-Finish Program, accessible to those enrolled in Portland State University and Portland Community College, enabled students to complete two business degrees entirely online. Source: Oregon Local News – PCC, PSU team up […]
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Oregon Commission Reverses Course, Approves Tuition Hikes For UO And PSU

Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission approved tuition increases Thursday for two of the state’s largest universities. Source: Oregon Commission Reverses Course, Approves Tuition Hikes For UO And PSU | KUOW News and Information