Tuition en UW Regents approve 16 percent tuition hike The University of Washington Board of Regents has approved a 16 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students. With the increase, tuition and mandatory fees for the 2012-13 academic year will total $12,401. That's a $1,564 increase. The regents also voted Thursday to allocate 30 percent of the increased tuition dollars to financial aid. The tuition increase is equal to the amount allocated in the state budget for the current biennium. Lawmakers OK'd double-digit tuition increases to make up for similar cuts in state dollars going to the university. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:51:07 +0000 The Associated Press 5220 at Could rising costs put community college out of 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 Could rising costs put community college out of reach? Friday morning's headlines <p>Sounds great, but don&#39;t hold your breath: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Forecast <a href=";state=WA&amp;site=SEW&amp;textField1=47.6218&amp;textField2=-122.35&amp;e=1">here</a>.</p><p>Making headlines around the Northwest:</p><ul><li><a href=""><strong>Attending UW will cost you 20 percent more</strong></a></li><li><a href=""><strong>Washington parks are no longer free to visit</strong></a></li><li><a href=""><strong>Off the wire:</strong><strong> Crane topples; former police chief sues</strong></a></li><li><a href=""><strong>Car-repair scam ends in theft of wallet, arrest</strong></a></li><li><a href=""><strong>Famed Olympia Brewery site future shaping up</strong></a></li></ul><p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 14:35:20 +0000 Jake Ellison 1997 at Friday morning's headlines Tuition for community colleges going up 12 percent <p>The Washington State Board for Community and Technical colleges voted Thursday to raise tuition by an average of 12 percent next year. That&#39;s the maximum the Legislature allowed in the state budget.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 15:36:38 +0000 The Associated Press 1947 at Tuition for community colleges going up 12 percent