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Board approves tuition, fee increase

Published date: April 17, 2015

Virginia State University’s Board of Visitors has approved an across-the-board tuition and mandatory fee increase of 3 percent. This translates to an increase of $224 for in-state, undergraduate students for the 2015-16 academic year. Because of the modest size of the increase, VSU expects to have the lowest tuition and fee structure among Virginia’s 15 public universities. The board left room rates the same as in 2014-2015, but increased the cost of a meal plan by $124. Including tuition, fees, room and board, the cost for an in-state, on-campus undergraduate attending VSU in 2015-2016 will be $18,478, which translates to an increase of only 1.9 percent.

“We developed this year’s tuition and fee structure with an emphasis on offering our students an outstanding education at an affordable price,” said Vice President for Administration and CFO Kevin Davenport. “By keeping the room rates the same next year as this year, VSU now offers one of the most affordable on-campus living and learning environments in the country. This reflects VSU’s longstanding commitment to excellent stewardship and a continued understanding of the importance a college education provides in today’s society.”

On-campus, out-of-state undergraduates will pay $28,650, which reflects an overall 2.4 percent increase in tuition, fees, room and board.

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