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July 5, 2017

2017 Legislative Session: OPB Brief on 2017-19 Compromise Operating and Capital Budgets

Leadership in the House and Senate released a 2017-19 compromise state operating budget on June 30, 2017 in the form of Substitute Senate Bill 5883. The Governor signed the budget less than an hour before midnight, narrowly avoiding a partial state government shutdown. Lawmakers also passed a partial capital budget that reappropriates unspent capital funding from the…


June 7, 2017

Two New OPB Briefs: Resident Undergraduate Tuition Trends and Net Price

OPB has released two new briefs. The first brief focuses on trends in Resident Undergraduate (RUG) tuition rates and state funding environments across the United States, based on the most recent “Trends in College Pricing” report, which is released by the College Board each year. The report identifies Washington as the only state to have…


March 29, 2017

2017 Legislative Session– OPB Brief on House Appropriations Operating Budget Proposal

On Monday, leadership in the House Appropriations Committee released their initial operating budget proposal. This proposal follows last week’s release of the Senate operating proposal and December’s release of the Governor’s operating and capital proposals. See the new OPB brief here for information regarding the House proposal, as well as a full comparison between current…


March 22, 2017

2017 Legislative Session– OPB Brief on Senate Ways & Means Chair Operating Budget Proposal

On Tuesday, leadership in the Senate Ways & Means Committee released their initial 2017-19 operating budget proposal. This proposal is the first from a legislative body following the release of Governor Inslee’s operating and capital budget proposals from December. See OPB’s brief here for a full comparison. Unlike the Governor’s budget proposal, the Senate does…


March 17, 2017

New OPB Brief on Cohort-Based Tuition Models

A new brief from the Office of Planning & Budgeting provides an overview of cohort-based tuition models (also referred to as guaranteed tuition, tuition lock or fixed-rate tuition models), which is a form of tuition policy in which a cohort of matriculating students pays a fixed rate of tuition for some specified period of time….


December 21, 2016

New Peer Tuition Comparisons Now Available

The Office of Planning & Budgeting has recently published new peer tuition comparisons for the 2016-17 academic year. The new tuition comparisons allow you to see UW tuition rates alongside those of peer institutions. In the past, OPB has published tuition comparisons for Global Challenge State (GCS) peer institutions. However, more recently OPB has moved…


December 16, 2016

Governor Inslee’s Proposed 2017-19 Biennial Operating and Capital Budgets

On Wednesday, Governor Inslee released his proposed 2017-19 biennial operating and capital budgets. For a detailed analysis and summary of the Governor’s proposals, please review the OPB brief. The Governor’s ambitious spending plan relies on new revenue streams, including closing tax exemptions and establishing a new capital gains tax, to make significant investments in K-12 education,…


June 10, 2016

2016-17 Cost of Attendance for First-Year UW Undergrads

The estimated annual cost of attendance for first-year UW undergraduates is now available for the 2016-17 academic year.  Cost of attendance shows estimated expenses by campus for: Tuition Student fees Room & board Books, personal, & transportation Cost of attendance (COA) is defined by the Higher Education Act.  It is a statutory term that typically refers to the…


April 18, 2016

Updated OPB Brief: Governor Action on 2016 Compromise Supplemental Operating and Capital Budgets

On April 18, Governor Inslee signed the final compromise operating budget after vetoing several sections. One of the Governor’s vetoes reversed a plan to convert activities conducted by the Office of Financial Management (OFM) into a “central service.” As a result of the veto, the UW will no longer be billed approximately $2.03 million from…


April 8, 2016

Updated OPB Brief on Published Price vs. Net Price

The rising costs of college are a popular subject for everyone from presidential candidates to media outlets. Parents and students blanche as published tuition prices climb ever higher. But the published price – often referred to as the “sticker price” for colleges – offers a misleading picture of the cost of higher education. OPB has updated…



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