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Tuition to remain the same for 2009-10 academic year

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees today (6/5) agreed that tuition for Ohio resident undergraduates will remain frozen at the 2006-2007 annual level of $8,406 for the upcoming 2009-2010 academic year, in accordance with the state of Ohio budget requirements.

"This will be the first time in more than 50 years – since 1955 – that resident undergraduate tuition had stayed at zero percent growth for more than two years," said William J. Shkurti, senior vice president for business and finance.

The board approved a series of student fees and charges for activities and services that are self-supporting or receive no state support or tuition dollars.

The mandatory student recreation fee will remain at $246 for three quarters. A Student Union facility fee of $27 will be implemented for the first time in Spring Quarter, when the new facility is due to open, bringing total tuition and mandatory fees, which also include a $27 COTA student bus pass, to $8,706 for full-time, Ohio undergraduates.

Room and board for three academic quarters, will increase by 4.6 percent, or $372, to an average of $8,409 depending on room type and meal plan.

The non-resident undergraduate surcharge at the Columbus campus will increase 2.5 percent to $13,572, increasing annual cost for a non-resident undergraduate to $22,278.