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1:19 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

OU Plans to Turn to Flat-Rate Tuition

Credit ou.edu

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma plans to turn to flat-rate tuition and mandatory fees for full-time undergraduate students carrying between 12 and 21 credit hours per semester.

The Norman Transcript reports Friday that, pending approval by the OU Board of Regents and the State Regents for Higher Education, flat-rate tuition and mandatory fees would go into effect in fall 2013.

The rate is to be based on OU's current 15-credit hour rate for tuition and mandatory fees. Under the flat-rate plan, students could enroll in up to 21 hours and pay for only 15.

The Transcript says half of the schools in the Big 12 already have flat-rate tuition.

University President David Boren also said Thursday that the school will not raise in-state tuition this year.