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Wash. community college tuition to go up 7 percent

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SEATTLE (AP) - The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has voted to increase tuition by 7 percent, adding about $200 to the cost of going to school full-time next school year.

The board also voted in Walla Walla on Thursday to increase tuition for classes leading to applied bachelor's degrees by 14 percent. Tuition for nonresidents will go up by the same dollar amount, but not as high a percentage because the board wants to keep out-of-state tuition competitive with nearby Western States.

Both increases are the maximum authorized by the Legislature earlier this year and mirror the tuition increases approved for this academic year. The tuition increases will make up for some, but not all, of the legislative cuts to the state community and technical college budget.

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