Re: “State GET program may not cover cost” (TNT, 1-29).
I was disturbed to read about proposed differential tuition rates and the effect they will have on families who use the Guaranteed Education Tuition program to prepay tuition. In the article, state Sen. Jim Kastama characterized the proposal as a “bait and switch.”
Our family would be one of those affected by the proposal. We are contributing almost $71,000 into the GET program in lump sum and custom monthly payments over the next 13 years to send our 5-year-old son to college. I thought that this program was backed by the full faith and credit of the state of Washington. I am very upset that there appears to be an effort to devalue our contributions.
Please keep the GET program solvent, and keep its promise that 100 units will pay for a year of education. Our family cannot afford to make a $71,000 mistake. Our son is depending on us.