Office of the President

February 9, 2010

Tuition-setting bill heard by committee

University of Washington

The Senate Ways and Means Committee on Monday took testimony on Substitute Senate Bill 6562, which would give tuition-setting authority to the UW, WSU and Western Washington. The UW is trying to strike the right balance between access and affordability and quality for our students and for the state. Here are audio excerpts from the hearing:

SBB 6562 explained by staff:

The UW supports the bill:

What percentage of state funds makes up the UW’s budget? If the bill passes, what assurance is there that the number of minority and middle-class students won’t drop and that the debt load on students won’t increase?

What about graduate and professional students?

Freshman retention rates: