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WSU Board of Regents agree to zero percent tuition increase

WSU Board of Regents agree to zero percent tuition increase
PULLMAN, WA - Now that the state legislature has agreed on a budget, Washington State University has decided to give its students a break from tuition hikes.

In May all tuition increases were capped at 2% because, at the time, it wasn't clear when the legislature would reach a budget agreement. Monday, the Board of Regents agreed to change that to a 0% tuition increase.

"This is a great day for our students, and a wonderful day for their families," said WSU President Elson Floyd. "And very much consistent with what we've been trying to do, that is to keep tuition as low as possible."

"Washington State University has made continual steps to serve the people of the state, and your actions today continue that legacy," said ASWSU President Taylor Hennessy. "I could not be more proud to call myself a Coug."

WSU President Elson Floyd said that the amount of funding that the university will receive from the state will make an increase unnecessary. This is the first time in more than twenty years that the university hasn't increased tuition rates.
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