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In the face of impending budget cuts to higher education, Washington policymakers are considering adopting a "high-tuition/high-aid" model that significantly increases tuition, partly offset with more financial aid. The assumption of this approach is that students who can afford it pay more; those students who cannot, benefit from larger financial aid packages. But the experience of universities that have adopted this model shows that high-tuition/high-aid preserves neither access nor quality.