As expected, the Washington State University Regents increased tuition to the maximum allowed by law.
The regents unanimously approved a 2.4% tuition hike for the next academic year during their meeting Friday morning. The vote raises in-state undergraduate tuition by about 250 dollars next year to nearly 11,000 dollars. Administrators say the tuition hike is needed to make up for increasing costs and revenue declines from dropping enrollment. WSU is expecting enrollment to decline again this Fall for the 3rd straight year.
The regents also increased services and activities fees, housing and dining rates and the mandatory student recreation center fee. The regents voted unanimously for the tuition hike without any discussion. This is the 4th time in the last 6 years that the WSU Regents have raised tuition by the maximum amount allowed by law.