- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Ohio University trustees have approved a 1.5 percent tuition increase for undergraduate students for the upcoming school year, costing students $156 more a year.

Trustees also approved a 3.5 percent increase in campus housing costs and a 1 percent increase in student meal plans.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1pY8dC2 ) that Friday’s board vote at the school’s Eastern Campus in St. Clairsville brings yearly tuition to $10,536.

Megan Marzec, president of the OU Student Senate, criticized the increase, saying it shows how out of touch trustees are with Ohioans.

School administrators said at a board discussion Thursday they could have gone even higher, to a 2 percent tuition cap set by state lawmakers. The school is also adding about $4 million in student financial aid.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com

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