Tuition could rise for some community college students

  • By Jerry Cornfield
  • Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:54am
  • Local News

The state Board for Community and Technical Colleges will meet Friday to formally freeze tuition rates for most students next year.

State lawmakers directed the state board to not increase tuition for students who are residents of Washington. It will be the first time since 1989 that tuition did not go up for resident students in the two-year college system.

But lawmakers did leave the door open for hiking the price for out-of-state students.

On Friday, the board will consider imposing a 3 percent increase on nonresident students who accounted for roughly 6 percent of the system’s 180,499 students in 2012.

Locally, Edmonds Community College enrolled 2,088 nonresident students this past academic year while Everett Community College reported 1,108 out-of-staters.

If approved, this would boost the annual cost for a full-time student – one who is taking 15 credit hours a quarter – from $9,235 to $9,500, according to materials prepared for the board meeting.

For students enrolled in upper division programs – which are applied baccalaureate courses similar to what a junior or senior takes at a university – the annual cost for non-resident would go from $18,111 to $18,642.

More in Local News

Car crashes near Everett after State Patrol pursuit

The driver and a second person in the car suffered injuries.

They chose the longshot candidate to fill a vacant seat

Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick will serve as representative for the 39th legislative district.

Definitely not Christmas in July for parched young trees

“I live in Washington. I should not have to water a Christmas tree,” says one grower. But they did.

Marysville babysitter faces jail time in infant’s death

Medical experts differed over whether it was head trauma or illness that caused the baby to die.

Whether cheers or jeers, DeVos appearance will rouse spirits

Trump’s secretary of education is coming to Bellevue to raise money for a pro-business think tank.

Superior Court judge admits DUI on freeway

Prosecutors recommend a “standard” penalty for Marybeth Dingledy, who “is terribly sorry.”

Self-defense or murder? Trial begins in shooting death

Explanations as to why a man was shot in the back on a Bothell cul-de-sac are starkly different.

Front Porch

EVENTS Chicken dinner time Seniors serve up a family-style chicken dinner from… Continue reading

Detectives seek suspect in woman’s homicide

Alisha Michelle Canales-McGuire was shot to death Wednesday at a home south of Paine Field.

Most Read