Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:
- Going Back to College Could Get More Expensive
- Higher Ed Bills Drawing Fresh Faces to Olympia
- Arson Attempt at Olympia Police Station
- Sounders Drop MLS Opener
Bill Would Hike Fees For College Returnees
If you plan to go back to college you could end up paying a lot more in tuition. A budget-saving proposal in Olympia would apply to people who already have a degree and then go for extra training at a community college, reports The Seattle Times' Queenie Wong:
SB5868 would require students with a bachelor's degree who attend a community or technical college to bear the entire cost of instruction - the price of regular tuition plus the share that the state pays.
That means it could affect current university students who take extra time and credits to get their degree. State Senator Rodney Tom of Bellevue tells Wong that during a tight economy, government has to prioritize. It’s important to help students attend college, he says, but not for extra training.