Politics & Government

January 3, 2011 11:43 AM

Higher ed task force calls for $1B aid endowment

Gov. Chris Gregoire's task force on higher education showed some pragmatism in a report issued today that calls for expanded enrollments and private money to provide financial aid to students. It's hard to imagine any alternatives in a budget cycle that calls for reduced spending on higher education. The task force recommendations,

laid out here,

would let universities set their own tuition rates with some guidelines tied to peer institutions' rates – but with far more flexibility than is now allowed by state lawmakers.

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