2013 ORS § 351.063¹
Setting of enrollment fees
  • fee remissions
  • standards
  • limit on enrollment fee increases

(1) The State Board of Higher Education shall set enrollment fees for each public university listed in ORS 351.011 (Oregon University System established). Enrollment fees include tuition for education and services and any other charges found by the State Board of Higher Education to be necessary to carry out the educational program of the Oregon University System.

(2) The State Board of Higher Education shall establish a standard process under which each public university may develop and submit proposed enrollment fees for board consideration. The process must provide for participation of enrolled students and the recognized student government of the public university.

(3) Each public university listed in ORS 351.011 (Oregon University System established) is authorized to offer fee remissions to its students, including remissions offered on the basis of need, from any authorized source of revenue. Moneys appropriated from the General Fund may not be used to fund fee remissions to students of the public university.

(4) In setting enrollment fees under subsection (1) of this section for undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree program at a public university listed in ORS 351.011 (Oregon University System established) and are qualified to pay resident tuition:

(a) The State Board of Higher Education may not increase the total amount of enrollment fees by more than five percent annually unless the board first receives approval from:

(A) The Higher Education Coordinating Commission; or

(B) The Legislative Assembly.

(b) The State Board of Higher Education shall attempt to limit annual increases in enrollment fees for undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree program at a public university listed in ORS 351.011 (Oregon University System established) and have established residency in Oregon to a percentage that is not greater than the percentage increase in the Higher Education Price Index, as compiled by the Commonfund Institute. [2011 c.637 §20; 2013 c.768 §45]

Note: The amendments to 351.063 (Setting of enrollment fees) by section 45, chapter 768, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative July 1, 2014. See section 171, chapter 768, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative until July 1, 2014, is set forth for the users convenience.

351.063 (Setting of enrollment fees). (1) The State Board of Higher Education shall set enrollment fees for each public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities). Enrollment fees include tuition for education and services and any other charges found by the State Board of Higher Education to be necessary to carry out the educational program of the Oregon University System.

(2) The State Board of Higher Education shall, by rule, establish a process under which each public university may develop and submit proposed enrollment fees for board consideration. The process must provide for participation of enrolled students and the recognized student government of the public university.

(3) Each public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) is authorized to offer fee remissions to its students, including remissions offered on the basis of need, from any authorized source of revenue. Moneys appropriated from the General Fund may not be used to fund fee remissions to students of the public university.