The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday, April 6, approved tuition and student fees for the 2018-19 academic year. Tuition will increase by $8 per credit hour for Oregon resident undergraduate students. The change represents a 3.97 percent increase for full-time undergraduates attending OSU’s Corvallis campus and 4.1 percent for full-time students at OSU-Cascades, where tuition is presently somewhat lower than it is on Oregon State’s main campus. Tuition will increase 2.27 percent for non-resident undergraduates on the Corvallis and OSU-Cascades campuses. Tuition will also increase for graduate students and students enrolled in Ecampus, the university’s online education program. Approximately 12.5 percent of the increase – or more than $2 million – will be dedicated to increasing the amount of need-based financial aid that the university provides students. On average, 12.5 percent of undergraduate and Ecampus tuition annually is committed to financial aid. As well, the university provides additional discretionary funds to student financial aid.