Tuesday, March 8, 2011

CWU student suggests recent supplemental budget decision reflects a changing view of tuition

In an op-ed piece published in today’s Seattle Times, Central Washington University student Logan Bahr argues that lawmakers’ recent decision to offset General Fund reductions in the State Need Grant program with tuition revenue is, in effect, treating tuition as just another revenue stream for state government.  Because students must cover at least some tuition increases by borrowing more, “the state is indirectly closing its budget gap with student debt,” Bahr says.

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