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WSU nets $11.2 million through debt refunding
November 9, 2020

The university received the cash benefit by refunding a portion of its existing bond debt and plans to set that money aside to deal with operational and financial impacts of the ongoing COVID‑19 pandemic.

Gov. Gregoire signs state operating budget into law
May 20, 2009


A new state operating budget that reduces WSU state funding by $54.2 million was signed into law by Gov. Gregoire Tuesday afternoon. The governor made no major changes to higher education sections of the Legislature-passed budget. The budget bill and related legislation signed today and yesterday assumes undergraduate tuition rates increase of 14 percent in each of the next two years. Graduate rates will increase 5-10 percent, depending on the program.

While the budget is designed to fund the state for the biennium beginning July 1, the budget bill contains an emergency clause and therefore … » More …

WSU garners $429.5M in state operating budget
April 25, 2005

(The following article is a composite of information from news articles, and information from Karl Boehmke, executive director of planning and budget Larry Ganders, assistant to the WSU president.)The Legislature adjourned Sunday evening, April 24, having approved a $26 billion operating budget, a $3 billion state construction budget, and about $400 million in taxes. The biggest tax increase, though, came via an $8.5 billion transportation package, to be funded by a 9.5-cent hike in gas taxes over four years.  The new operating budget provides $429.5 million to Washington State University during the next biennium. It  will:* increase faculty salaries Sept. 1* cut noninstructional programs by $2.1 million* provide funding … » More …