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College Access, Free Tuition and Financial Aid for the Middle Class

Thurs. Jan. 9, 2020      7–8:30 p.m.

HUB Lyceum

The recently passed Workforce Education Investment Act offers free or reduced college tuition for the thousands of low- to median-income Washingtonians who qualify. Experts say with this legislation, Washington has gone further than any U.S. state to address college affordability, attracting national attention.

Join UW Impact and a panel of lawmakers and higher education leaders for a discussion of this landmark legislation and next steps in improving access to higher education in the state.

Panel participants:

UW President Ana Mari Cauce

Representative Drew Hansen (D-23)

Irene Plenefisch, Microsoft

UW Regent Daniela Suarez

Merisa Heu-Weller, Moderator

For more context on this topic, see this recent New York Times article, or this Seattle Times article that addresses questions from the public about the Workforce Education Investment Act.