You Pay More for College Than Lawmakers

Comparing What Legislators Paid in Tuition to the Current Tuition Under Their Budget Cuts (Adjusted for Inflation)

You Pay More for College Than Lawmakers
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Many of our state lawmakers got where they are today thanks to the affordable education they received at Washington State's public universities. So how does the opportunity they enjoyed compare to what they are offering this year's freshman class? The chart above graphs total tuition and fees—adjusted for inflation—paid by a range of lawmakers for their freshman year at state schools, compared to the current tuition and fees for the University of Washington. As it turns out, they paid a fraction of what students pay now, largely because legislators slashed funding to state universities. A decade ago, the state funded 70 percent of the residents' tuition, but now it funds only 30 percent. "It's still a heck of a value," state senator Rodney Tom said in October. Yeah, to somebody who lives in a Medina mansion, maybe. Or better yet, somebody who still lives in 1981. recommended


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Please, don't scare me! My daughter will go to college after 3 years, now she is still on high school, but it's too expensive. Now she still playing flash games on friv me uk , but after 3 years...
Posted by adina on February 9, 2013 at 8:55 AM · Report this
College is a seller's market. All the silly people who waste 4 or 5 years to get a degree in a field with no job market and end up busing tables.

Half the people who graduate this year will NEVER break even.
Posted by billwald on February 2, 2013 at 6:28 PM · Report this
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Maybe the liberal Senators will launch a lawsuit sometime soon regarding our status as a non-income tax state. Maybe this will actually help cover Washington's costs.

Eh, realistically, they'll just hope to keep raising increasingly regressive taxes to cover these expenses. Stupid government.
Posted by TheMisanthrope on January 30, 2013 at 2:27 PM · Report this
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How long was Sen. Tom Chair of the Higher Education committee...?
Posted by oyezoyezoyez on January 30, 2013 at 10:01 AM · Report this

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