|Volume 3 Issue # 11|
|Monday, February 19, 2001
The second important event was the student forum. For the past three years we have included a number of faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the budget building process. Because of the insights and advice of a variety of campus people, the budgets are more realistic and financially sound. For the fourth consecutive year, our budget will be balanced. My sincere appreciation is extended to the students for attending the forum and for their challenging questions.You always make us think!
The combined tuition, room, board, and fees increase is a modest 3.49% for students returning to Ozarks next year. The total cost for returning students will be $13,645. That equates to an out-of-pocket increase of $460. Our goal was to keep the rate at the level of inflation, and we are right on target. A big thank you to Mr. John Jones, Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs, for organizing and leading the campus budget committee.
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