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Board of Trustees minutes mum on tuition information for 2014-15 school year

Though tuition talks are on the agenda of the Board of Trustees meeting this week, details are still scarce.

The finance committee’s schedule for its Thursday meeting did not include information about tuition for the 2014-15 school year. In its place, the committee’s agenda only said “information forthcoming.”

Ohio State spokesman Gary Lewis said Wednesday afternoon that he did not know what the Board was planning yet.


The finance committee is also set to review current projects and enter into a new construction contract.

The board is set to approve $16.8 million for the total cost of phase one of the Veterinary Hospital renovation and expansion project. The project is also set to provide new equipment and office space for the hospital.

All current construction projects, including the North Residential District Transformation project — a $370 million endeavor to tear down old residence halls and build new ones on North Campus — are on time and on budget, according to the Board of Trustees schedule.

The OSU Wexner Medical Center Board was also set to discuss progress of the Medical Center expansion project at its Wednesday meeting. Many parts of the expansion, including the Abercrombie and Fitch emergency department, are set to wrap up in July and August, with the last floor set to be completed in December.

“But for Ohio State” update

The $2.5 billion “But for Ohio State” fundraising campaign, which started in 2009, is slightly ahead of its goal.

The campaign is about $100 million ahead of its expected goal, as it’s raised more than $1.87 billion so far and was only expected to have raised $1.78 billion by this point.

Some areas are still lagging behind expected goals, however. Those areas include the Medical Center, all of the branch campuses excluding OSU-Newark and the Fisher College of Business.

The project is set to be completed by 2016.


  1. Ahead of the goal? Awesome! Milk those alumni dollars for a new generation.

  2. How can they contemplate jacking the tuition when payment is due in less than 10 weeks?

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