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WSU President visits the Mid Columbia

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PASCO, Wash. -- WSU President Elson Floyd hosted a town hall meeting at WSU Tri-Cities after spending Tuesday day in the Mid Columbia. He was talking about money.

Floyd visited Prosser, TRIDEC in Kennewick, and the extension centers in both Franklin and Benton Counties.

Monday, he had a similar tour through Walla Walla. He says budget concerns are a familiar theme, and many are worried about tuition increases.

Floyd said, "People are obviously concerned about the budget and rightfully so. The fact is for the last two years we've had 14% increases in tuition so they're going to be a bit concerned with where tuition is going in the future and how we're responding to the fiscal crisis we are in."

Floyd will be making more stops across the state. He will come back to Eastern Washington and the Yakima Valley in mid June.

Pullman recently had to stop accepting freshman applications because of space, but the Tri-Cities campus is still taking them.