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.