Proposed reinvestment plan would freeze tuition

The Council of Presidents issued a press release today proposing a reinvestment in higher education that would freeze resident undergraduate tuition at Washington’s five four-year public universities and one college.

The proposed plan asks the state for $225 million in the 2013-15 operating budget to hold resident undergraduate tuition at current rates for the next two years.  If approved, this would be the first time in a quarter century, since 1986, that resident undergraduate tuition will not increase.

Though reinvestments would vary at each campus to reflect individual missions, the package would collectively increase overall enrollments, reinvest in the quality of education and student services, increase production of high demand degrees sought by employers and meet performance goals set by the Legislature in 2011.

You can find coverage of the plan by the Seattle Times here.