higher education budgets http://kplu.org en Colleges wait out state Legislature for tuition plan http://kplu.org/post/colleges-wait-out-state-legislature-tuition-plan <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Students heading off to college in Washington state next fall will have to wait awhile to find out how much tuition they'll be paying.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Since the Legislature hasn't finished the state budget, no one is sure whether lawmakers will recommend a tuition increase, or cut, or neither. All three ideas have been proposed this year.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:51:00 +0000 The Associated Press 8601 at http://kplu.org Colleges wait out state Legislature for tuition plan College students to rally against budget cuts in Olympia http://kplu.org/post/college-students-rally-against-budget-cuts-olympia <p><em>&quot;...There are ideas out there other than cutting.&rdquo;</em></p><p>College students will descend on Olympia today as the legislature kicks off a special session to tackle the state&rsquo;s budget shortfall. Nearly a dozen schools have banded together to send busloads of students to the capitol.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:08:58 +0000 Charla Bear 3267 at http://kplu.org College students to rally against budget cuts in Olympia Acclaimed UW nursing school struggles with budget cuts http://kplu.org/post/acclaimed-uw-nursing-school-struggles-budget-cuts <p>The University of Washington&rsquo;s highly-ranked school of nursing is plagued with low-morale, internal strife and a lack of trust between faculty and the department head, according to a new report.</p><p>The report by the Seattle consulting firm MacDonald Boyd and Associates attributed the deep divisions largely to choices made over budget cuts.&nbsp; The state has slashed funding for University of Washington by more than 50-percent in the past 3 years. (Follow the link to the consultant&#39;s report)</p><p><a href="http://1.kplu.org/media/PDF/UW-SoN.pdf"> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:41:25 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1943 at http://kplu.org Acclaimed UW nursing school struggles with budget cuts Governor wants more private funding for public universities http://kplu.org/post/governor-wants-more-private-funding-public-universities <p>Governor Chris Gregoire says she has a plan to make higher ed funding more stable and boost the number of students who earn degrees, but it could be a long shot.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.2em; margin-left: 0px; ">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-943287.mp3</p><p>The governor's plan would let schools decide when to increase tuition and by how much.&nbsp; She says colleges and universities know best what they’re worth.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 03:00:52 +0000 Charla Bear 462 at http://kplu.org Governor wants more private funding for public universities