President Elson S. Floyd said summer tuition may be reduced by 16 percent for the 2013 summer session.
“What we’re trying to do is figure out more ways to get more students to participate in our summer session,” Floyd said. “Cost may be one of the issues associated with it.”
If 16 percent in reductions are approved by the Board of Regents, next year’s summer tuition will cost about $414 a credit. It is currently $494 a credit.
“There’s no doubt that the Regents will support it,” Floyd said.
ASWSU President Kyle Erdman and Vice-President Derrick Skaug have met with Floyd and chief budget officials to discuss reducing summer tuition.
“I think it’s exciting to be able to say tuition’s going down at WSU,” Skaug said. “It’s not every day you can say that.”
Skaug said he’d met with the president before March’s elections to discuss reducing tuition, even though it was not a platform he and Erdman ran on.
“Derrick has been concerned with the issue of summer tuition for some time,” Floyd said. “We had begun some conversation and as an administration we are pleased to support Derrick and Kyle (Erdman) to reduce tuition.”