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Ohio State Will Maintain Tuition Freeze

Ohio State University officials announced Tuesday they will maintain a freeze on tuition for the 2009-2010 academic year. The state budget proposal approved Monday by the Ohio House and Senate grants 4-year and 2-year schools authority to raise tuition by as much as 3.5%.

In an email letter to faculty, staff, students and parents, Ohio State President Gordon Gee said tuition will remain unchanged for a third year thanks to "the combination of increased state support, increased fall enrollment, and substantial internal University cost-savings, particularly in health care benefits."

Gee noted that Ohio State is "bolstered by unparalleled support," and the university will "intensify efforts to revitalize our state" through larger research efforts, more public and private collaborations, more job creation and expanded access to education. OSU Senior Vice President for Business and Finance Bill Shkurti cites three ways the university is offsetting the cost of the tuition freeze.