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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

WSU will increase tuition rates by 2.4%, the maximum amount allowed by law, to stabilize the universitys budget amid rising inflation and declining enrollment.

Board of Regents justifies 2.4% tuition increase

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen Photographer May 12, 2022

The Board of Regents voted unanimously on May 6 to increase tuition by 2.4% for the 2022-23 academic year for undergraduate and graduate students.  Increasing tuition rates by the maximum amount allowed...

As enrollment decreases, the Board of Regents plans to increase tuition later this spring.

Board of Regents to vote on tuition hike later this spring

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter January 24, 2022

Editors note: This story has been revised to accurately reflect the voting decision regarding parking rates and fines. At their meeting this week, the Board of Regents proposed a 2.5% increase in tuition...

Jenny Kraska, athletics postdoctoral psychology fellow, said starting this year, a session limit for counseling has been imposed for student-athletes.

Board of Regents address student-athlete mental health

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2022

One WSU staff member said during the Board of Regents meeting Thursday that mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression were higher in the spring and fall of 2020 than in previous years among...

Cougs already struggle with being able to attend classes due to the high cost of tuition. A potential tuition increase will only make the problem bigger.

OPINION: Tuition increases not solution to campus needs

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor January 19, 2022

WSU’s Board of Regents will vote this week on whether or not to increase tuition for the 2022-23 academic year. If approved, it will be the sixth consecutive year that students will face a tuition...

Board of Regents meeting screenshot

Board of Regents approve 2.5 percent tuition increase, discuss vaccine mandate

ANDREA GONZALEZ and MELINA ERNST May 10, 2021

The WSU Board of Regents approved a 2.5 percent tuition increase for the 2021-2022 academic year, WSU Athletics budget revisions and the establishment of new master’s degree programs during their two-day...

The new budget means that athletics will receive $35.6 million in external funding through general university bonds.

Board of Regents approve athletics budget

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter May 8, 2021

During a meeting Friday, the Board of Regents unanimously voted to approve WSU Athletics' revisions to the fiscal year 2021 revised budget, the proposed fiscal year 2022 budget and a proposal...

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UREC is asking for $1.07 million, and the CUB is requesting about $1.47 million to pay staff salaries and benefits.

Student groups request funds for next year

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 8, 2021

Campus organizations presented requests to receive Services and Activities Fee funding with several groups factoring in losses caused by COVID-19. To receive S&A Fee funding, nonacademic student...

Spencer Tull, Pullman High School senior, studied for the SAT with a group of friends. He said finding out WSU was discontinuing the test was a relief.

WSU no longer requiring SAT, ACT

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor March 19, 2021

When COVID-19 caused the cancelation of SAT and ACT tests across the country, Spencer Tull was one of many high schoolers left wondering how it would impact his chance of getting into college. Tull,...

Originally, the university was expecting a loss of $54 million in revenue. The increase can be attributed to the loss of revenue in WSU Housing, Dining and Student Auxiliary Services, said Stacy Pearson, vice president for finance and administration.

Board of Regents discusses finances, standardized tests

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief March 15, 2021

In addition to discontinuing ACT and SAT tests, the WSU Board of Regents received updates regarding university finances and the restructuring of the WSU system during their two-day meeting Thursday and...

“While each campus is unique, each campus is different and was created for a different reason,” said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications.

Structural changes to come with ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor February 18, 2021

University administration launched ONEWSU last month to start discussions about restructuring system priorities for WSU finances, leadership roles and research.   WSU President Kirk Schulz...

Von Walden, professor and Faculty Senate member, said WSU Athletics struggled to pay debts from the football programs stadium and facility upgrades for about a decade.

Faculty senator says WSU needs ‘self-sustaining athletics department’

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER February 9, 2021

A Faculty Senate member urged GPSA Senate to contact WSU’s student regent to oppose the proposal diverting $2-3 million annually from unappropriated funds to combat WSU Athletics’ debt crisis during...

One senator expressed concern about how ONEWSU could change WSU degrees and impact accreditation for students depending on the campus.

Faculty Senate shows concern for athletics budget, ONEWSU

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor February 5, 2021

Faculty Senate members approved sending a letter of recommendation to the WSU Board of Regents raising concern about the 2021 athletics budget plan. Senators also expressed hesitation for the proposed...

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