(Ellensburg, Wash. – Mar. 26, 2014) On Tuesday, March 25 the Board of Trustees opted not to raise tuition or expand the number of credits that students pay for in the 2014-2015 academic year. The Student Board of Directors released this statement in response to that decision:
The ASCWU-BOD recognizes the difficult situation that the Board of Trustees and the Administration are dealing with in regards to the Universities financial situation. It is regrettable that the institution has been placed in a position where it must make decisions on whether to increase the cost of attendance to students or cut vital programs and services. As we move forward we will work with the Administration to mitigate any negative financial impacts to student academic programs. In addition to that we will collaborate with the Administration to develop potential strategies promoting state reinvestment in higher education.