Higher-ed Tuition Freeze Offered for More State Funding

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Washington's public-university presidents say they have a deal for the Legislature: If lawmakers will restore $225 million in state funding to higher education, the schools won't raise tuition for the next two years.

The proposal, from the state's six higher-education presidents, comes a few weeks after outgoing Gov. Chris Gregoire set a goal of no tuition increases for the next biennium. But her budget included no additional money for the five universities and one four-year college, The Evergreen State College.

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