West Virginia State University Announces Tuition and Fee Increase for 2017-2018

6/29/2017
Contact: Jack Bailey
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June 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
West Virginia State University Announces Tuition and Fee Increase for 2017-2018

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) has announced an increase to student tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year.

As the state of West Virginia passed a fiscal year 2018 budget, the state appropriation for WVSU has been reduced by 4.88 percent compared to the budget passed at the end of the 2016 fiscal year. The University Fee Committee and the WVSU Board of Governors used the prior year’s budget as a guide when assessing the need to increase tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year.

“While the decision to increase tuition is always difficult, I appreciate the thoughtful discussion of our University Fee Committee for its recommendation and support. Our students and their families understandably seek the pertinent information they need for their household planning,” said President Anthony L. Jenkins. “We will continue to explore, research and implement cost saving measures, continually striving to keep the opportunities that come with a college degree within the reach of all those who desire to better themselves and their families through higher education.”
 
In-state, out-of-state and metro tuition and fees will increase by 5 percent per semester for 2017-2018. Likewise, graduate student tuition and fees will increase 5 percent per semester for 2017-2018.

The following chart details WVSU tuition and fees per semester for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years:
 
  2016-17 2017-18 $ Increase
Baccalaureate      
In State  $    3,498  $      3,673  $ 175       
Out of State  $    7,786  $      8,175 $ 389
Metro  $    6,078  $      6,381 $ 303
 
Graduate      
In State  $    3,662  $     3,845 $ 183
Out of State  $    8,564  $     8,991 $ 427
 
 
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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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