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Tuition Freeze For Washington Schools

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PASCO, Wash.- State lawmakers are working to pass Washington's operating budget this weekend. The new agreement would include some help for college students including students at Columbia Basin College.

The budget plan would freeze tuition levels for higher education for the next year and would provide some flexibility for tuition increases the following year.

"If tuition doesn't go up next year that means that that many more students get to complete their education or continue their education," explained Hunter Spurlock, a student at CBC.

"They're going to be able to save up more money to get stuff for school that they need," said Darren Trump, another student at the college. "In the long run it's going to be better I think."

The State Senate passed the proposed budget as of Friday evening. It's expected that the House will pass the budget as well and Governor Inslee will sign it this weekend.