November 30, 2012

House Committee Meets To Consider Tuition Impacts and Financial Aid

By Patrick Bell

Today, Director of State Relations Margaret Shepherd presented before the House Higher Education Committee.

Shepherd’s presentation focused on the impact of tuition increases, and UW’s successful efforts to mitigate effects on students through financial aid.

In the wake of significant tuition increases made necessary by a significant decrease in state funding, the state legislature required the university in H.B. 1795 to expand its financial aid programs for undergraduate students.

Shepherd noted that Husky Promise students were held harmless from tuition increases, and that more middle income students benefited from UW financial aid programs than ever before.

View her presentation slides (PDF).

Watch her presentation via TVW.

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