College Tuition http://www.kplu.org en Record Number Of King Co. Teens Pledging To Good Grades, Behavior For Free College http://www.kplu.org/post/record-number-king-co-teens-pledging-good-grades-behavior-free-college <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/157873221&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>An effort to commit south King County teens to a state program that&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">guarantees fully-paid college tuition</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in exchange for good grades and good behavior through high school has reported its most successful sign-up campaign yet.</span></p><p>Organizers at the Road Map Project, which supports seven King County school districts, say a record 96 percent of eligible eighth-graders signed up for Washington's College Bound Scholarship this year.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:03:38 +0000 Kyle Stokes 17617 at http://www.kplu.org Record Number Of King Co. Teens Pledging To Good Grades, Behavior For Free College Tuition Freeze in Place at Wash. State Schools http://www.kplu.org/post/tuition-freeze-place-wash-state-schools <p style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">Higher education budgets are getting their first increase from the Washington general fund since 2009, and with that boost, comes a mandated one-year tuition freeze that provides a welcome break for those paying for college.</p><p style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">School officials say the moves came just in time. Tuition rates have nearly doubled over the past four years to help make up for a series of state budget cuts. Further increases, administrators feared, would prevent some students from enrolling.</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:46:34 +0000 Donna Gordon Blankinship 9399 at http://www.kplu.org Tuition Freeze in Place at Wash. State Schools WSU won't raise tuition next year http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-wont-raise-tuition-next-year <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">For the first time in 27 years, tuition will not increase next year for students at Washington State University.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The WSU Board of Regents on Monday rescinded a previously approved 2 percent tuition increase for the 2013-14 school year.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:23:21 +0000 The Associated Press 9232 at http://www.kplu.org WSU won't raise tuition next year Colleges wait out state Legislature for tuition plan http://www.kplu.org/post/colleges-wait-out-state-legislature-tuition-plan <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Students heading off to college in Washington state next fall will have to wait awhile to find out how much tuition they'll be paying.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Since the Legislature hasn't finished the state budget, no one is sure whether lawmakers will recommend a tuition increase, or cut, or neither. All three ideas have been proposed this year.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:51:00 +0000 The Associated Press 8601 at http://www.kplu.org Colleges wait out state Legislature for tuition plan $20K in-state tuition may not be far off in Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/20k-state-tuition-may-not-be-far-washington <p>A child who is 11 years old today could be paying more than $20,000 by the time he or she enters state school, according to <a href="http://osa.leg.wa.gov/Actuarial_Services/Publications/PDF_Docs/Presentations/GET-Analysis6-28-12.pdf">an actuarial report </a>prepared for the state&#39;s prepaid tuition program.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:15:05 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer & The Associated Press 5677 at http://www.kplu.org Student protesters run into police trouble on Capitol Hill http://www.kplu.org/post/student-protesters-run-police-trouble-capitol-hill <p>An increase in the number of people protesting with the student group #MicCheckWallStreet last night on Capital Hill brought an increase in police presence with it.</p><p>And, not long after more than 80 people took to the streets to &ldquo;peacefully&rdquo; protest the rising costs of a college education, according to one organizer, the gathering turned hostile when a single arrest was made.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:31:18 +0000 Evan Hoover & Jake Ellison 5365 at http://www.kplu.org Student protesters run into police trouble on Capitol Hill Could rising costs put community college out of reach? http://www.kplu.org/post/could-rising-costs-put-community-college-out-reach <p><em>&nbsp;It used to be if you can&#39;t go to a four year school, go to community college.&nbsp; Now, it&#39;s like what are you supposed to do if you can&#39;t go to community college?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&nbsp; Daniel Jean Baptiste, South Seattle Community College student&nbsp; </em></p><p>Tuition will go up at the state&#39;s public two-year colleges by an average of 12 percent this fall.&nbsp; For a full-time student, tuition will go from $3,542 to $4,000--a 13 percent increase.</p><p>The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges voted on the increase to help offset $110 million in state cuts to the community and technical colleges.&nbsp;</p><p>Many students, already struggling to afford school, say it threatens to put higher education out of reach. Tue, 15 May 2012 20:20:16 +0000 Paula Wissel 5024 at http://www.kplu.org Could rising costs put community college out of reach? Money for college getting harder to come up with, study finds http://www.kplu.org/post/money-college-getting-harder-come-study-finds <p>Despite signs that the state economy is improving, finding money to send children to college is still becoming more difficult.</p><div><p>More students received financial aid last year, but even more families aren&#39;t getting the help they need, according to a new report from the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 21:22:13 +0000 Donna Gordon Blankinship 3975 at http://www.kplu.org Money for college getting harder to come up with, study finds WSU Regents hike tuition 16 percent http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-regents-hike-tuition-16-percent <p>The Regents of Washington State University have approved a sixteen percent increase in in-state undergraduate tuition on the same day that<a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/state-college-students-likely-see-higher-tuition-and-financial-aid"> Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law</a> legislation giving Washington state&rsquo;s four-year universities authority to set their own tuition.</p> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 16:53:40 +0000 NPR News 1799 at http://www.kplu.org State college students likely to see higher tuition and financial aid http://www.kplu.org/post/state-college-students-likely-see-higher-tuition-and-financial-aid <p>This fall, college students could face bigger tuition hikes than Washington has seen in nearly a decade. That&rsquo;s after two years of double digit increases.</p><p>Under a bill signed by Governor Chris Gregoire, state colleges get to set their own rates. They&rsquo;re also expected to help students who can&rsquo;t afford to pay more.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 1795 at http://www.kplu.org State college students likely to see higher tuition and financial aid