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Wash. prepaid tuition units increased to $117

SEATTLE (AP) - As of Saturday, it will cost $117 to buy one unit in Washington's prepaid tuition program. The Guaranteed Education Tuition committee is increasing its unit price beyond the 14 percent Washington universities are expected to raise tuition to reflect future investment and tuition expectations.

Meeting in Olympia on Monday afternoon, the GET committee got some good news about enrollment and investment results. Enrollment this academic year is the second largest in the program's 12 year history. Investment returns picked up during the last quarter and the fund is now looking at a one-year return of 7.5 percent. Enrollment is closed for the year but people who are already enrolled have until Friday to buy units at this year's price of $101.

 

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