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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

Save the date for an evening of conversation about the future of higher education in the state of Washington.

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.

UW Impact is convening a panel of lawmakers and higher education leaders to discuss this landmark legislation and next steps in improving access to higher education in the state.

Panel participants will include UW President Ana Mari Cauce, State Representative and Washington Education Investment Act bill sponsor Drew Hansen and more.

Registration opens in November. Admission is free. Keep checking back here for updates as they develop.

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.