Tuition Increases

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:


Marshall University Raising Tuition for the Coming Year

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Marshall University board of governors has approved a $119.3 million operating budget for the coming school year that increases tuition and fees about 9 percent.

That follows the Legislature's adoption of a state budget that cuts Marshall's funding almost 7 percent.

According to the university, full-time, resident undergraduates will pay $322 more per semester, while those living in the designated metro region counties of Kentucky and Ohio will pay $440 more.

Non-resident students will pay $737 more.

For graduate students, tuition for residents will go up $334 per semester, for metro residents $469 and for non-residents $806.

University officials say their budget projects $42.7 million from the state and almost $62 million from net tuition and fees.

Residence hall and meal plan rates won't increase.

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