Higher education leaders said Friday they were pleased with the proposed legislative budget that bumps higher education funding by 12 percent and freezes tuition for at least a year for in-state undergraduate students. The proposed budget adds $119 million in funding over two years, plus an extra $18 million to grow computer science and engineering programs…More
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Sen. Barbara Bailey said Thursday morning that the Legislature is very close to agreeing to the details of a higher-education budget that would increase funding by 10 percent and freeze tuition for the next two years. Bailey made her comments around the same time that other legislative leaders announced a tentative deal on the overall…More
When Gov. Jay Inslee fired four members of the Washington Student Achievement Council earlier this year, the big question for surprised university officials and lawmakers became who the governor would choose to replace them. Inslee answered that question Monday, announcing a slate of appointments that includes the recently-named National Teacher of the Year and the president…More
This post was updated at 12:12 p.m. By Mike Baker The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A group of Washington state senators vowed Tuesday to increase funding for higher education by $300 million but declined to say how they would get the money at a time when lawmakers are already struggling to balance the budget. Republican Sen. Michael Baumgartner, who…More
“Regardless of the past actions that led to undocumented students arriving in our state, we have the opportunity to affect their future and ours. Our state has the ability to change the outcome of their stories and give them the tools they need.” That statement, urging support for legislation in Olympia to allow undocumented immigrant…More
This post has been updated to include new information A two-year-old bit of legislation allowing state universities to charge variable tuition rates for different majors may be headed for a quick demise. Late Thursday, the House Higher Education Committee voted unanimously to end the so-called “differential tuition.” The bill, House Bill 1043, now goes for a…More