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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: College
September 9, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Tuition: Gone are the days of affordable college

I still remember my University of Washington student number: 7124795. The “71” refers to the year I entered: 1971. I got a bachelor’s degree in Business in 1979 and an M.B.A. in 1981. During my entire course of undergraduate work, tuition never increased. It was $288 a quarter for in-state students. I had a studio apartment in…


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December 13, 2013 at 7:34 AM

When will we stop treating college education like a business?

Rising cost of tuition leaves students in debt and using the GET program

The rising cost of tuition is forcing more and more families to use the Guaranteed Education Tuition program [“Get this: tuition program no ponzi scheme,” NWWednesday, Dec. 11].

Along with that though is the understanding that the University if Washington is a business and they are looking to squeeze every last dollar from its students. With the rising cost of tuition, the University of Washington has also been accepting more students from out of state or out of country. When will we stop treating the education of the next generation like a business?


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