Oregon's Board of Higher Education voted Friday to raise tuition for most students at state supported schools. The increases vary from place to place. And for Portland State University, for example, the adjustment means a 1.4 percent reduction in tuition and fees. But for Southern Oregon University, it's a 9.9 percent increase in tuition.
University system staff pointed out that the state has cut funding for higher education by 16 percent for the coming fiscal year.
Board members like Lynda Ciafetti say they saw few options.