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February 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Bill giving university students a louder voice passes House

OLYMPIA — Washington students are one step closer to having a larger role in decisions made by public university officials. House Bill 1331, which allows student governments to form committees advising school administrations, passed the House on Wednesday, 95-1. Bill sponsor Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, said student input is becoming increasingly important, given rising tuition. “As students…

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February 15, 2013 at 9:08 AM

State Senate considers legislation to increase international student tuition

Tuition rates for international students attending Washington’s state universities would increase by 20 percent if state Senate moves forward with a bill proposed by Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina. Tom intends the tuition increase to go toward Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program, which is in need of additional funding. Tom argued that the bill isn’t an attack on…

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February 1, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Bill would tie tuition increases to inflation rate

The latest attempt to address the escalating cost of higher education comes from Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-Seattle, who’s introduced a bill that would limit state college tuition increases to the rate of inflation through 2018. HB 1624 aims to move Washington toward a 50-50 split between students and the state, with students paying half the cost…

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