ERIC Number: ED197659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Tuition and Fee Policy Recommendations, 1981-1983. Report No. 81-4.
Curry, Denis J.; Fischer, Norman M.
Comprehensive recommendations concerning tuition and fee policy for Washington public institutions of higher education are presented, based on 1981-83 rates calculated in compliance with statutory requirements. Under the new recommendations, the combined tuition and operating fees for resident undergraduate students at the University of Washington and Washington State University would continue to be set at 25 percent of the operating cost of instruction in the preceding biennium, and fees for nonresident undergraduates at 100 percent of such cost. The definition of operating cost would be changed to include all state funds budgeted as instruction by the state. The combined tuition and fees for graduate students, professional school students, and community college students, and students at the regional universities and Evergreen State College are also covered, along with provisions for increasing services and activities fees. Recommendations also address: the use of tuition and fee income and the process by which these amounts are set; part-time students; and increased student aid. Rationale for the recommendations, background information on the Washington system, the economic outlook and a comparison of tuition/fee levels with other states are covered. Detailed calculations and pertinent tuition and fee statutes are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Economic Climate, Educational Finance, Fees, Financial Policy, Graduate Students, Higher Education, In State Students, Out of State Students, Part Time Students, State Aid, State Universities, Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Undergraduate Students
Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, 908 East Fifth Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, Olympia.
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