WSU to waive tuition for students affected by mudslide

SEATTLE -- Washington State University has announced that it will waive the tuition of students whose families have been directly affected by last month's Snohomish County mudslide.

The waiver for the 2014-15 academic year will be available to students whose permanent addresses are in Oso, Darrington and Arlington.

In an interview with KOMO Newsradio Wednesday morning, Darrington Mayor Dan Rankin said he learned about the waiver in a letter from WSU president Elson Floyd.

Floyd also said that WSU's Snohomish County Extension is assisting with the evacuation and care of farm animals in the affected area.