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SB 6562 - Expanding State University Tuition Authority - Key Vote

Washington Key Votes

Tracey Eide voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (29-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Expanding State University Tuition Authority

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires for academic years 2011-2010 through 2017-2018, reductions or increases in full time tuition fees for resident undergraduates and graduate students to be determined annually by the governing boards of the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Western Washington University.

Highlights:
-Limits the average annual compounded rate of change of undergraduate and graduate full-time tuition fees to 9 percent based on the preceding 15 years, or 14 percent in any year (Sec. 2). -Requires the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Western Washington University to negotiate an institutional performance agreement with the committee on higher education performance that must include data on financial aid, tuition, state sources, and student demographics (Sec. 3). -Establishes the following full-time tuition fee waivers for resident undergraduates of the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Wester Washington University (Sec. 6):
    -If the student's family income is at or below 50 percent of the state's median family income, the waiver is equal to 100 percent of tuition fees; -If the student's family income is greater than 50 percent and less than 75 percent of the state's median family income, the waiver is equal to 75 percent of tuition fees; -If the student's family income is at or exceeds 75 percent and is less than 100 percent of the states' median family income, the waiver is equal to 50 percent tuition fees; and -If the student's family income is at or exceeds 100 percent and is less than 125 percent of the state's median family income, the a waiver is equal to 25 percent tuition fees.
-This is a substitute bill sponsored by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Expanding State University Tuition Authority

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