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Virginia Commonwealth University to freeze tuition for 2020-21 school year

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Posted at 4:17 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 16:17:35-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Commonwealth University is freezing tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state undergraduate and graduate students for the 2020-21 academic year.

This is the second consecutive year that the board has voted to freeze undergraduate tuition.

However, the board did vote to increase some mandatory student fees in the 2020-21 academic year. The University Fee will increase by $102, the Technology Fee will increase by $2 and the Library Fee will increase by $10.

The increased fees are the result of anticipated increases in contractual costs and health benefits and the need to provide services in multiple formats due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the Capital Outlay Fee, which applies to out-of-state students, will increase by $30.

Typical in-state undergraduate students enrolled in 15 credits per semester will pay $14,710 in tuition and mandatory fees in the 2020-21 academic year. Out-of-state undergraduate students’ tuition and mandatory fees are set at $36,048.

The Board of Visitors will vote on the university budget on June 5. More information about the budget is available at https://budget.vcu.edu [link.mediaoutreach.meltwater.com].