The College of William and Mary raises tuition

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Tuition is going up at the College of William and Mary.

Tuition for new in-state freshman will increase 4.4 percent starting next Fall.

Rates will remain the same for current students, but mandatory fees are expected to increase three to four percent when they’re decided on in the Spring.

Sam Jones, senior vice president for finance and administration at the school said that next year’s rate represents a reduction from the university’s original six-year plan, which called for the in-state class entering in Fall 2017 to pay a rate 7.5 percent higher than students who began at William and Mary in the fall of 2016.

School officials said that the rate increase is lower than it could have been considering recent state budget reductions of about $5 million.

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