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  • Higher ed financial aid in peril

    first_imgOLYMPIA — Higher education financial aid programs may suffer with or without state cuts, leaving college students with fewer options.“They’re not decisions any of us would say we want to do. But in the scope of bad decisions, it has the least impact, and that’s what we’re trying to do,” Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Bellevue, said at Tuesday’s meting of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee.The purpose of the meeting was to review the State Need Grant and State Work Study program, which is in danger of being suspended under the governor’s budget proposal.Rachelle Sharpe, director of student financial assistance for the Higher Education Coordinating Board, showed legislators the increasing need for financial assistance across the state as enrollment rises along with tuition.According to Sharpe, the number of students requiring financial aid increased significantly during the economic downturn, with a 61 percent increase in the number of students filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid since 2007-2008.Additional strain is placed on these financial aid programs as university enrollment and tuition increase.Washington State University Vancouver has seen an increase in both areas. The branch campus saw a 1.5 percent enrollment surge this year — to 3,143 full-time students — as well as a 16 percent tuition hike.last_img read more