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Financial aid, free college bills moving after first cutoff

February 02, 2024

The Legislature reached its first cutoff deadline of the 2024 session Wednesday, when bills needed to be voted out of their policy committees to continue in the legislative process. Community and technical college system-supported bills are moving, including ones on financial aid support, expanding financial aid opportunities, and tuition-free college. >>

Committees hear tuition-free college, financial aid support bills

January 26, 2024

House and Senate policy committees continued their work this week hearing bills with potentially big impacts on colleges and college-going students in Washington state. On dockets were bills that would make college tuition free for graduates of the state's public high schools and expanding a financial aid outreach pilot throughout the state. >>

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