(WXYZ) — Due to economic hardship during the coronavirus health crisis, there will be no hike in tuition at Oakland University for fall 2020.
Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz announced the tuition freeze and additional health and safety measures that will be in place to when the university welcomes back students in the fall.
"We know that every Michigan family has suffered economic hardship during the coronavirus crisis; and, we know that by freezing tuition, new and returning students and families can plan their budgets accordingly,” said Pescovitz. “In addition, we are actively working with students and their families to identify financial aid packages to ensure that an Oakland University education is affordable for every qualified student.”
In addition to the tuition freeze, there will be no parking fees, no technology fees, no athletic fees, no online course fees and no lab fees.
“One way we measure the rate-of-return of the higher education state investment in us is the impact OU graduates have on the regional and state economy,” added Pescovitz, who pointed out that 96 percent of OU students remain in Michigan after graduation. “Our priority continues to be ensuring that our student experience is an invaluable investment for a lifetime of opportunities. Oakland University graduates contribute mightily to the health of our citizens and the health of our economy.”
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