University of Oregon trims tuition increase

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Students will pay more to attend the University of Oregon next fall, but not as much as feared.

The university's Board of Trustees voted to increase in-state tuition by 6.6 percent, instead of the 10.6 percent announced earlier this year.

State legislators last week provided $70 million more than expected to higher education. They offered the money if public universities planning large tuition increases agreed to make the hikes less steep.

The Register-Guard reports ( ) the board voted by phone Tuesday.  It was 11-0, with three members absent.

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