A newly designed Washington State University license plate has shown to be quite popular in the Evergreen State.
Nearly 3,500 of the all-crimson plates have hit the road since the Department of Licensing began issuing the plates at the end of January. Sales of the new WSU plates prompted a 20 percent increase in the total number of Cougar plates issued in just 12 weeks, raising close to $80,000 in additional scholarship support for WAZZU students.
The new plate features a silvery-white WSU Cougar logo and lettering on a solid crimson plate. It is available at an initial cost of $40 plus regular vehicle registration fees, and cost an additional $30 annually thereafter.
A full $28 of each Cougar plate fee is returned to the university each year as a tax-deductible donation to the WSU scholarship fund.