ERIC Number: ED478593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Reciprocity Agreements and Other Student Exchange Options, 2003.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Washington state law requires the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) to prepare a report every 2 years on Washington reciprocity agreements with Idaho, Oregon, and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Reciprocity agreements allow some residents of Washington to attend college in another state or province at reduced tuition rates, with similar arrangements for students coming from those areas to Washington institutions. By statute, the HECB may negotiate yearly reciprocity agreements with other state-level higher education agencies in the two states and one province. Institutions administer the agreements and have discretion on whether to participate and in the number of out-of-state students who will participate. This report reviews the current status of reciprocity with British Columbia, Idaho, and Oregon. Over the last several years, the specificity of the reciprocity agreements has evolved toward less restrictive exchange arrangements between states. Idaho has continued to sign formal reciprocity agreements, but British Columbia and Oregon have discontinued formal reciprocity. However, other avenues exist for student exchanges between Oregon and Washington, as well as some other states. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.