Va. Tech In-State Tuition To Increase By 3.9 Percent

Friday, May 18, 2012

In-state undergraduates at Virginia Tech, like students at other state colleges and universities, will pay slightly more to attend next fall, but not as little as Gov. Bob McDonnell had hoped.

At its second special meeting on the issue this afternoon, Tech's Board of Visitors voted unanimously to boost annual tuition and mandatory fees for in-state students by 3.9 percent for 2012-13, or $10,923. That's up from $10,509 last year.

Room and board will also go up, charges for different dormitories vary. Charges for other classes of students will also increase, but attention this year has focused on in-state students and their families.

At a special meeting held April 20, the board had refused to even discuss publicly a proposed 4.9 percent increase for in-state students.

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