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  • Under state budget deal, college tuition will fall, but leaders haven’t said by how much

    OLYMPIA – College tuition would fall, teachers would get raises and mental health funding would rise in a two-year budget deal announced on Saturday after long negotiations among state leaders. …


  • Board slows Idaho tuition hikes

    Idaho’s state Board of Education on Wednesday approved the lowest tuition increases for the state’s four-year colleges and universities in the last 15 years. At the University of Idaho, for …


  • Washington state Senate passes bill to slash college tuition rates

    OLYMPIA – Amid fears that cutting tuition would harm the quality of Washington’s higher-education programs, the state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that could slash rates by as much as …


  • Bill seeks college tuition and wage link

    OLYMPIA – College tuition could fall more than 25 percent under a bill to link it to Washington wages. To make up the difference, Senate Republicans want to give universities …


  • University of Idaho president proposes pay increase, tuition freeze

    University of Idaho President Chuck Staben made waves in Boise last week by asking lawmakers to fully fund the 3 percent raises proposed for university employees next year – and …


  • Tuition freeze is baby step in right direction for lawmakers

    Classes start today at Eastern Washington University. While every new school year brings a sense of hope and new beginnings, this year also brings something that is virtually unheard of …


  • Colleges’ tuition plans in limbo

    SEATTLE – Students heading off to college in Washington next fall will have to wait awhile to find out how much tuition they’ll be paying. Since the Legislature went home …


  • Idaho approves university tuition hikes

    The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to hike the price of attending Idaho’s public universities, sustaining a trend of annual tuition increases yet still keeping tuition costs under $7,000 …


  • Senate GOP: Add $300 million to higher ed

    OLYMPIA — Senate Republicans announced a plan to add $300 million to the budget for higher education over the next two years and cut tuition by 3 percent.


  • Education Notebook: High schoolers win scholarships

    Eight students from Spokane Public Schools have received full-tuition, full-need scholarships to Northwest colleges and universities through the Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative. More than 700 students applied and …


  • Tiered tuition backed in Washington; GET would go

    College students in Washington could be charged higher tuition for degrees that typically result in higher-paying jobs, starting next fall. That’s the recommendation of two legislative committees that analyzed the …


  • New vote may be needed on tuition hikes

    An informal opinion from the Washington attorney general’s office says lawmakers may need to take another vote on whether the state’s public universities can set their own tuition rates.


  • Free workshops on college financial aid will be offered

    Spokane Public Schools high school seniors can start planning for how to pay for college at upcoming financial aid workshops. The first of the free seminars will be next Thursday …


  • Prepaid tuition begins new year under scrutiny about funding

    SEATTLE – As Washington’s prepaid tuition program opens its doors to new investors today, parents and lawmakers are taking a closer look at the program and trying to decide what …


  • Shawn Vestal: Floyd’s tuition plan for WSU overdue, masterful

    At least one leader at Washington State University is kicking butt this year. President Elson Floyd has proposed holding the line on tuition increases. He has asked WSU’s Board of …


  • In-state tuition at UW to reach $20k by 2020

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington tuition rates are rising at such a rapid clip that the cost of attending a top university is projected to surpass $20,000 per year for …


  • WSU’s summer tuition may be cut next year

    Washington State University President Elson Floyd said summer tuition may be reduced by 16 percent next year. “What we’re trying to do is figure out more ways to get more …


  • WSU tuition hike to mirror last year’s spike: 16 percent

    SEATTLE – People celebrated last month when the Washington Legislature said it wouldn’t have to make college any more expensive, but many forgot that lawmakers had already put plans in …


  • More double-digit tuition hikes for Washington students

    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 …


  • Idaho colleges raise costs again, but less sharply

    Students at Idaho’s state colleges and universities will pay more next year, but the tuition and fee increases approved Wednesday by the state Board of Education are considerably lower than …


  • Idaho state Ed Board OKs tuition hikes

    Students at Idaho’s state colleges and universities will pay more next year, but the tuition and fee increases approved Wednesday by the state Board of Education are considerably lower than …


  • College-bound would be wise to study changes in financial aid

    NEW YORK – The mad dash to cobble together college funding will soon be under way. In the weeks ahead, colleges will begin mailing out their much-anticipated acceptance letters and …


  • Higher ed, lower affordability

    Nineteen months ago, Washington’s higher education officials did what higher education officials do. They looked at a problem and wrote a report.


  • WSU students face 16 percent tuition hike

    Washington State University students face another tuition hike after deep funding cuts to higher education recently passed in the state Legislature. The WSU Board of Regents is expected to approve …


  • Tuition flexibility good news to colleges

    SEATTLE – There’s a very good reason Washington’s university presidents aren’t tearing down the governor’s door this week to complain about a proposed half-billion-dollar cut in state dollars for the …


  • Editorial: Move to let schools set tuition is long overdue

    In Washington, like other states, students and the state share in the cost of higher education. The less the state kicks in, the more students and their families are charged …


  • Lawmakers agree on tuition plan

    SEATTLE – Lawmakers say they’ve come to an agreement in principle on a higher-education bill that would give the state’s five public universities and the Evergreen State College authority to …


  • Higher-ed task force unveils list of solutions

    SEATTLE – A task force charged with finding stable money to pay for higher education in Washington state has some ideas it wants the Legislature to consider. At the top …


  • Vestal: Improving job prospects through school has hefty price

    Sara Kerbs-Ridenour is a schoolteacher working on a master’s degree in special ed. She’s 24, with three years of experience in the classroom. A Spokane native, she returned to Eastern …


  • WSU president rejects across-board cuts

    SPOKANE – Facing millions of dollars in budget cuts, Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd said the school needs to make a stronger case about the importance of higher …