Proposal offers college tuition alternative

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In 2013, the Oregon Legislature unanimously passed legislation to study what it called the Pay Forward, Pay Back program. The passage in Oregon put the plan in the spotlight, prompting a handful of states to consider similar proposals and drawing interest from Oregon’s congressional delegation.

After months of national attention, Rep. Larry Seaquist, D-Gig Harbor has brought the idea back to Washington. He argues that recent tuition hikes, as well as underfunding of the state need grant, should make the proposal a priority.

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