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Board Approves Tuition Increases at Three W.Va. Institutions

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The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has approved tuition and fee increases sought by West Virginia University, Potomac State College of WVU and West Virginia State University.

The commission voted on the increases at its regular meeting Monday.

In a news release, the commission said the board voted 5-2 to approve WVU's plan to increase in-state undergraduate tuition and fees by 9.7 percent for the 2015-2016 academic year. Out-of-state undergraduate costs will increase by 4.9 percent.

The commission voted 6-1 to allow West Virginia State to increase both in-state and out-of-state undergraduate tuition by 7 percent.

By a 5-2 vote, the commission approved Potomac State's plan to increase in-state undergraduate tuition and fees by 8.1 percent. The school is raising out-of-state undergraduate costs by 5.5 percent.

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