VCU Tuition, Fees Up For 2012-2013 School Year

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Tuition at VCU is going up for the 2012-2013 school year.

For in-state undergraduate students, tuition will go up by 3.87 percent to $9,885, not including housing and meal plan. For out of state students, annual tuition and fees is going up by 4.2 percent to $23,912.

The boost in tuition and fee costs comes as the Board of Visitors approves a $920 million operating budget for the 2012-2013 school year.

Tuition is also rising for students seeking advanced degrees. For in-state master's students, tuition is going up by nearly four percent.

“We are grateful that the governor and General Assembly this year have made higher education a priority,” said VCU president Michael Rao. “VCU's budget is austere, but with movement toward restoration in state support, the university is able to move forward.”

Copyright 2012 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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