UW Regents Approve Biggest-Ever Tuition Increase

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The University of Washington raised tuition and fees by the largest dollar amount in the school's history Thursday, hiking tuition for in-state undergraduates by nearly $2,000.

At the same time, the school announced it will be doing "significant layoffs" to try to blunt the impact of a $106 million cut in state funding this year.

"Some folks are getting pink slips as soon as tomorrow," said Margaret Shepherd, director of state relations for the UW.

The school's Board of Regents voted to raise in-state undergraduate tuition by 20 percent. Including mandatory fees, a year at the UW will cost $10,574 this fall, up from $8,700 last year.

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