Washington State University’s president said he will recommend no more than a 2 percent increase in tutition for the coming school year, even with the Legislature still debating the state’s budget.
The increase would bring tuition to $11,092 per year for resident undergraduates, a little more than $200 above last year’s rate. It would be the lowest tuition increase in recent years, according to university officials.
“Students and their families can now begin their financial planning knowing that the most additional tuition expense they will incur is 2 percent,” said WSU President Elson S. Floyd in a blog post on the university website.
Resident undegraduates currently pay $11,386 in annual tuition and fees. That’s roughly an 81 percent increase from the $6,290 those students paid in the 2007-08 academic year.
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State lawmakers will meet in special session to determine a budget later this month. Any final decision on WSU's tuition must be approved by the school's board of regents.