PULLMAN, Wash. – Full-time undergraduate resident students at
That represents a 7 percent increase over the 2006-2007 academic year. Rates for non-resident undergraduates and both resident and non-resident graduate students are also increasing by 7 percent. Tuition will increase by an additional 7 percent in the 2008-2009 academic year.
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In the just-completed legislative session, the Washington State Legislature passed the 2007-2009 appropriations act with a provision limiting tuition increases for
The regents, who voted unanimously for the tuition plan, said that while they understand that tuition hikes are never welcome, the plan enacted by the state to put higher education financing on an upward trajectory is good news.
“What’s important to me is the partnership between what the students are bringing to the table and what the state government is bringing to the table,” said Regent Francois Forgette.
Legislative budget writers assumed tuition increases of 7 percent when they set
WSU’s 2007-2008 budget. Tuition revenue pays for about half of the cost of instruction for undergraduate programs.
On Friday, the regents also set annual services and activity fee rates at $478 for the academic year, an increase of 5 percent, and