WVU Board Votes to Increase Tuition
The West Virginia University's Board of Governors approved a tuition increase Friday of nearly 10 percent for in-state students and 5 percent for those who live out of state.
Only the student representative on the board voted against the proposal.
In-state undergraduate students will see an increase of $672 per year in tuition, raising the annual total to more than $7,600. Out-of-state undergrads will see an increase of $1,008 a year, making tuition more than $21,000.
Because the tuition increase for in-state students is more than 5 percent, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission will cast a final vote.
The hike marks a 29 percent increase for WVU's in-state tuition over the past five years.
The tuition increase is part of a budget proposal
The budget also allows for a 3 percent funding pool to be used for staff pay raises, which the University said in a press release they haven’t received for two years.