UW regents look at 20-22 percent tuition hike

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SEATTLE (AP) -- The University of Washington Board of Regents is expected to vote Thursday on a proposed student tuition hike of 20 to 22 percent for next year. It could be the largest tuition increase in the school's history and the second-largest percentage increase.

The Seattle Times reports that including mandatory fees, a 22 percent increase would bring the cost of a year at the UW to $10,737 for in-state undergraduates.

That's still less than next year's tuition at Washington State University, which after a 16 percent increase, will be $10,798.

If one of the proposed UW tuition hikes is approved, UW would be the only four-year school in the state to take advantage of a new state law that allows them to increase tuition above the rate budgeted by the state Legislature.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com