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WSU tuition rates may increase pending Board of Regents vote

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In Pullman a proposal to raise the tuition at Washington State University. KLEW News Palouse Bureau Chief breaks down the numbers.

The University Board of Regents will vote tomorrow (Wednesday) morning to determine if they will increase tuition rates for students for the 2017/2018 school year.

The biggest changes will be seen for the in-state undergraduate students. This past year annual costs were $9,324.00. The proposed increase would see that go to $9,530.00. And the same you go for in-state undergraduate students for the global campus.

Two raises already approved in May were to the online MBA and online Executive MBA Programs, as well as Veterinary Medicine effective starting this fall.

The Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine, which will have its first class this coming semester, and will start out at $35,000 per year. During the 2015-2017 biennial budget, the state legislature reduced tuition for resident under grads with a five-percent decrease in 2016 and then another ten-percent in 2017.

Current laws allow an increase in the resident undergrad tuition rate of two-point-two percent for the fiscal year 2018.

The meeting will take place at 9:00AM in the Lighty building on campus.

This will be the last Board of Regents meeting before the start of the fall semester in about six weeks.

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