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June 24, 2009 - University of Oklahoma provides $7 million to support academics

The University of Oklahoma announced its athletics program will provide $7 million in direct and indirect support  to help subsidize academic programs at the insitution, an increase of $3 million from the previous year.

"This additional support from the Athletics Department has helped the university avoid tuition increases for students and layoffs of faculty and staff," said UO President David Boren. "I appreciate the support from the department in helping continue to promote academic excellence in a tough economic year. I especially am grateful that this support will help us lighten the burden on Oklahoma families by having no tuition increases this year."

The University of Oklahoma is one of  the few institutions in which their athletics program is self-supporting and receives no subsidy from state-appropriated funds or student fees.