State lawmakers agreed to let universities and colleges charge higher tuition to engineers, business majors and others enrolled in higher-cost programs. But that was before the implications for the state’s pre-paid tuition program came to light.
After considering a few options last year, the Legislature ended up pausing the authority it had granted for differential tuition. Now it’s considering ending that authority altogether, as a measure sponsored by Rep. Larry Seaquist, D-Gig Harbor, would do.
Even among some of the lawmakers who originally championed differential tuition, there is now bipartisan support for ending it. When the Higher Education Committee …