Nearly all of W.Va. colleges, universities raising tuition

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Tuition increases are slated for the next academic year across nearly all of West Virginia's colleges and universities.

That's true in the state's four-year colleges -- where the Higher Education Policy Commission approved tuition increases of more than 5 percent at five schools late last month -- as well as at community and technical colleges.

The state Legislative Oversight Committee on Education Accountability got the rundown on those increases at a Monday meeting during the Legislature's interim session this week.

State colleges and universities are coping with a nearly 9 percent cut in funding from the state for the next fiscal year; funding for community and technical colleges has been reduced by 7.5 percent.

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