Central Washington University drops tuition 20 percent

Central Washington University drops tuition 20 percent

Central Washington University announced the university will drop tuition 20 percent over the next two years on Tuesday.

The reduction was approved by the state legislature in June and will reduce the price of a bachelor’s degree by $1,686.

“This price cut puts a college education within reach of working families throughout Washington,” said CWU President James L. Gaudino. “It’s wonderful to see the state step up to the responsibility to support public higher education.”

The plan if for tuition to drop five percent for the 2015-16 school year and drop by 15 percent for the 2016-17 school year.

“That drops tuition to about $6,900 this year and $5,900 the year after,” said George Clark, vice president for business and financial affairs. “That makes CWU an incredible bargain compared to the state’s big universities, which will still charge as much as $9,183 per year.”

Clark says the tuition cuts for CWU bring tuition to its lowest level since 2008-09, when tuition was $5,724.