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Lawmakers OK Plan For Universities To Set Tuition

SEATTLE, Wash. - Lawmakers say they've come to an agreement in principle on a higher-education bill that would give the state's five public universities and The Evergreen State College authority to set in-state undergraduate tuition for the next four years.

The bill would help four-year schools make up some of the steep cuts being proposed in state dollars for higher education. It also would provide some financial aid for middle-class students to help them cover the higher tuition costs.

Washington is one of the few states in the country in which the Legislature sets tuition. Previous attempts to give schools tuition-setting authority have failed in past legislative sessions.
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