Guam - High school students looking to attend an off-island university could soon save thousands of dollars in tuition if lawmakers act on Resolution 234.

Testifying in favor of the legislation that supports Guam's membership in the Western Interstate for Higher Education, CPA and part-time Father Duenas Memorial School career and college counselor Oscar Miyashita says the cost of college has skyrocketed in the last 30 years.

"So with this program the average savings for the Guam student by attending these WICHE participating institutions will be $32,472," he said.

Also testifying in favor of the resolution introduced by Senator Brant McCreadie, Governor Eddie Calvo's education liaison Vince Leon Guerrero says he supports the legislation which provides students pursuing majors not offered at the University of Guam, an affordable college education.

We should note, the Guam Community College and the University of Guam were not present at last night's public hearing.