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September 4, 2014 at 5:24 PM

GET tuition plan has fully recovered, actuary says

The state’s prepaid college tuition is no longer underfunded, and has fully recovered from the recession. The Guaranteed Education Tuition Plan, or GET, as it’s known, now has enough money to meet all of its financial obligations, State Actuary Matt Smith said Thursday during a meeting of the GET committee. It’s the first time since the beginning of…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Guaranteed Education Tuition, prepaid tuition, tuition

March 14, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Tuition assistance cuts will hit military students

Active-military troops who are taking courses through Washington colleges and universities learned recently that they may lose a tuition assistance benefit that helps pay for college. The cut is part of the federal budget sequester. One of the Washington colleges likely to be most affected is Pierce College, which serves thousands of active-military students, both in…

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February 24, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Sunday memo: College on the cheap … Reardon’s rise and fall … Oscar night chat

College on the cheap: With tuition costs skyrocketing, savvy students and Washington institutions have found ways to lower the cost of getting a degree. Learn how they did it and about the surprising opportunities are out there for the thrifty student. Better get used to highs of 49 degrees: How’s this for consistency….

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Comments | Topics: Aaron Reardon, Academy Awards, Morning Memo

February 14, 2013 at 11:28 AM

UW tuition considered low in new federal College Scorecard

During the State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama promoted a new federal online tool, the College Scorecard, to help students compare colleges and find the ones that give “the most bang for your educational buck,” as the president put it. That tool went live Wednesday, and Washington users might find some of…

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Comments | Topics: higher education, tuition, University of Washington

October 5, 2012 at 2:18 PM

WSU proposal would tie tuition increases to cost of living

Washington State University President Elson Floyd has proposed tying next year’s tuition increases to the cost of living — an idea that would likely mean some of the lowest tuition increases in years if the proposal was endorsed by the university’s governing board. Floyd made the proposal to the WSU Board of Regents this week. Under his…

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Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: pay raises, tuition, University of Washington

May 4, 2012 at 4:31 PM

WSU tuition to rise 16% for 2nd year in a row

The Associated Press People celebrated last month when the Legislature said it wouldn’t have to make college any more expensive in Washington state, but many forgot that lawmakers had already put plans in place for a double-digit tuition increase next school year. Washington State University’s board of regents posted a timely reminder Friday, when it voted to…

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Comments | More in Education, General news, Government | Topics: tuition, Washington State University, WSU

April 4, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Academic employees want UW to stop raising fees

Academic employees at the University of Washington say they want the UW’s Board of Regents to stop raising fees to plug budget holes. They’re planning to turn out in force during a budget forum Thursday on campus. “For the last two years, tuition and fee revenue has been the university’s slush fund,” said David Parsons, president…

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March 19, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Starbucks juice … PETA protest… Sunken tug still sunk

Weather: Clouds today (It was certainly cold overnight. Did you have ice on your windshield this morning?) Rain or showers Tuesday through Thursday. Spring starts tomorrow, but you wouldn’t know it around here. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Could be slippery in spots because temps got down to 32 degrees overnight. The map and cams. Got…

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Comments | Topics: Everett, Morning Memo, PETA