February 04, 2013
prepaid-tuition program, called GET, has come under considerable fire recently. In the program, parents buy
“credits” for their children’s university education at today’s rates, then redeem them
years later, when inflation has made that same tuition much more expensive.
the price of tuition, and the cost of tuition has skyrocketed in recent years. A full year’s tuition in
the get program cost a little more than 7,500 just a few years ago.
credits covering a year’s tuition cost in excess of 17,000 dollars.
decreased participation in the GET program, and dire predictions from some of impending insolvency years down the
road. Some Washington state senate Republicans have talked seriously about mothballing the program. GET
Program Director Betty Lochner says that would be a bad idea, and explains to KOHO’s Clint Strand why she
feels the program has a long-term future in the Evergreen