WSU students rally against tuition hikes

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by SHAWN CHITNIS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 9 at 8:21 PM

PULLMAN, Wa-- Washington State University students frustrated by double-digit tuition hikes gathered on campus Friday to call for more priority on higher education funding.

Around 50 people came together outside the Compton Union Building to inform their peers.  They want students to focus their anger at increasing tuition toward state leaders.

The rally is trying to build support for the university president's plan.  He wants tuition increases to follow the Consumer Price Index, averaging two to five percent.  That's less than half of the increases between 14 and 16 percent that have happened in the past few years.

Part of the rally’s effort is to show local leaders they are organized and informed.  They signed petitions to ask for a change in policy.
   
Students hope the legislature will consider other cuts in their budget so higher education maintains its funding.

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