Northwest NEWS

March 13, 2000

School

UW Bothell tuition reduced for military

   The University of Washington Bothell has removed a surcharge on tuition for active military personnel, who will now pay only in-state tuition to study at UW Bothell.

   "This campus was created to increase access to higher education in the North Puget Sound region," said Warren W. Buck, Chancellor of UW Bothell. "We want to serve military personnel and dependents in our area. This change in policy allows them to access an excellent UW education while being stationed in this area."

   The prior UW Bothell policy for active military was consistent with a University of Washington policy that had been in place before the Bothell campus was created. This policy required active duty military personnel to pay in-state tuition plus a surcharge, assuming federal dollars would help recover the costs for this migratory population using state services. Military dependents paid in-state tuition.

   "This surcharge became a barrier to enrollment, and we wanted it removed from our students," Chancellor Buck said.

   The new tuition policy at UW Bothell is currently in effect. For more information about programs and courses, contact UW Bothell's Office of Student Affairs at 425-352-5000.