CWU looks at tuition options for next school year

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Central Washington University is looking at ways to avoid a big tuition hike. That's after lawmakers cut $5 million that prevented an increase last year.

Three options are on the table. The first would charge students for 11 credits if they take between 12 and 18. Another would charge for 12 credits for taking 13 to 18. A third option would have students pay for every credit.

A CWU spokesperson said the first option is most likely. That means the average student would pay $265 more a quarter.

A decision will come in early April.