You know that students isn’t the product WSU is producing when the number of students goes down and they need more money because of that.
Washington State University is once again considering raising tuition by the maximum allowed by state law.
The WSU Regents will begin discussing tuition rates for the 2023-24 academic year during their meeting next week. According to documents to the board, the administration will ask the regents to approve a 2.5% tuition hike for the next academic year. State law limits tuition increases to the average annual percentage growth rate in the median hourly wage for Washington for the previous 14 years. That number is expected to be about 2.5%.
If approved by the regents in May it would increase resident undergraduate tuition at WSU by 268 dollars to just under 11,000 dollars for the 2023-24 academic year. The WSU Regents have approved maximum tuition increases in 4 of the last 6 years. the hikes have increased WSU resident undergraduate tuition by nearly 20% since 2016.
The administration says the tuition hikes are needed to help offset dropping revenues caused by declining enrollment.