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WSU Tri-Cities New Freshmen

RICHLAND, Wash. - It is the time of year when many seniors are trying to decide where to go to college.

Washington State University Tri-Cities officials said that the school has received almost 200 applications which is more than they expected.

The Director of Campus Advancement, Loann Ayers said they are pleasantly surprised by all of the interest. 

January 31 was the priority admission application date but prospective students can still apply until the first day of class.

The WSUTC officials said they will accept all qualified students and said the huge interest showed legislators on the west side of the state the need for funding.

Ayers said, "Our students and their families are really interested.  If we blow them out of the water with great numbers for fall that is a good thing for all of us."

University workers have been sorting out applications and trying to determine how many classes and teachers they need for the new freshman.

University officials said all freshmen receive 3,000 dollars in scholarship money their first year and if they continue through until their senior year they receive another 3,000 dollars.

The first fifty students that enroll are eligible for a laptop.

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