State board approves tuition hike for public two-year colleges

State board approves tuition hike for public two-year colleges
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Students enrolled in public two year colleges will be paying more this fall.

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges adopted an average 12% tuition increase for community colleges and technical schools.

Tuition for a full-time student will increase from $3,542 to $4,000, a 13% increase per year.

For part-time students, tuition will increase by 11%.

The tuition increase was approved to help offset $110-million in cuts to the state's community and technical college system.