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WSU Board of Regents Approves 14% Tuition Increase

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Board of Regents of Washington State University approved, by a 6-1 vote, tuition increases of 14 percent for resident undergraduate students for each of the two years of the 2009-2011 biennium at the board's regularly scheduled meeting today at the WSU Spokane campus.

The Washington Legislature built the tuition increases into the budget it approved for WSU last month. For the 2009-2010 academic year, the 14 percent increase will raise tuition by $870.

The regents also approved a range of tuition increases for other classifications of students. The complete listing of the tuition rates and increases is available at: <>

Francois Forgette, chair of the board, said the tuition increase was a difficult, but necessary, step to prevent the university from being further damaged by budget reductions.