A 6.6 percent price increase might seem like a lot, but in-state University of Oregon students have reason to be thankful that’s all they’re facing for tuition in the coming academic year.

The UO board of trustees plans to set the tuition increase for the 2017-18 school year during a Tuesday phone meeting. The board earlier this year approved a 10.6 percent tuition increase, but it will vote Tuesday whether to instead increase tuition by 6.6 percent because of the state of Oregon providing more money than expected for Oregon’s public universities for the next two years.

The board earlier this year approved a 10.6 percent tuition increase, but it will vote Tuesday whether to instead increase tuition by 6.6 percent because of the state of Oregon providing more money than expected for Oregon’s public universities for the next two years.

“(The vote) will bring the discussion to a close,” UO spokesman Tobin Klinger said.

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