ERIC Number: ED365241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Tuition in Washington: A Comprehensive Review.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This report examines the development of tuition rates and tuition policy in Washington State's public higher education system and provides comparisons to rates and policies in other states. It also explores philosophies regarding the determination of tuition rates, along with the range of potential policy options. The draft report is divided into six major sections. Part 1 looks at tuition rates for the past decade for undergraduates and graduates and compares Washington's current tuition rates with those in other states. Part 2 first examines three types of charges (operating, building, and services and activities fees) which comprise tuition and fees in Washington; discusses policy developments which resulted in the current tuition structure; reviews criteria used to determine actual tuition rates; and looks at tuition revenue control, including recent changes which allow Washington institutions to deposit tuition revenue in their own local accounts. Part 3 reviews economic influences which have contributed to increases in tuition. Part 4 compares tuition with other costs of attendance encountered by students and reviews programs which can provide student financial assistance. Part 5 examines various philosophies that have guided tuition development in Washington and elsewhere. Part 6 explores a range of policy options and highlights specific policies which may be of interest to the 1994 Washington Legislature. An appendix includes data on nonresident undergraduate and graduate tuition per academic year. (GLR)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Note: For related documents, see HE 027 027-032.