PULLMAN, Wash. — A Website concerning tuition for the 2005-07 biennium has been created to provide information and gather comments about the tuition plan, scheduled to be considered by the Washington State University Board of Regents at its May 6 meeting.

In the just-completed legislative session, the Washington State Legislature approved annual 7 percent increases in tuition rates in each of the next two years for Washington state resident undergraduate students at both WSU and the University of Washington. State law grants the board of regents authority to set rates in all other tuition categories for the 2005-07 biennium.

The Web site — http://www.regents.wsu.edu/tuition/ — provides information about the tuition proposals in various categories. While rates for both resident and non-resident undergraduates will be raised 7 percent and tuition rates for resident and non-resident graduate students will go up 5 percent, rate increases for various professional programs can vary based on the costs of those programs.

The Web site also provides a link allowing visitors to offer e-mail comments on the tuition plan. Comments will be shared with the regents before they make their decision on tuition.

The regents had originally hoped to hold a public hearing on the tuition plan earlier this month to allow comments, but the state budget process had not advanced far enough at that time to make such a meeting worthwhile.