EVMS Bumps Most Tuition 2%, Smallest Hike Since '90

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tuition at Eastern Virginia Medical School will go up 2 percent for most students this fall, the lowest percentage increase since 1990.

The EVMS Board of Visitors approved the increase Tuesday as part of a $217 million operating budget for the coming year. It will apply to all medical students and all in-state health profession students, such as those in physician assistant and master's of public health programs.

Out-of-state health profession students will shoulder a 4 percent tuition increase.

Mark Babashanian, vice president of administration and finance at EVMS, said the tuition hike was smaller than last year's 4 percent for medical students because the school is receiving more state money and enrollment is growing, which boosts income.

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