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Tuition, fees at VCU to rise in 2012-13

Friday - 5/11/2012, 3:27pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - In-state students attending Virginia Commonwealth University during the upcoming academic year will pay nearly 4 percent more in tuition and mandatory fees.

The Richmond school's board of visitors on Friday approved a $920 million operating budget that includes the 3.87 percent tuition and fee increase. The increase totals $368 and will mean annual tuition and fees for the typical undergraduate will total $9,885.

The average annual cost for a Virginia undergraduate living in student housing with a meal plan is also rising by 2.59 percent, to $18,633.

For non-resident undergraduates, fees and tuition will rise by 4.2 percent, to $23,912.

VCU's board also approved several other rate increases. Tuition and fees for in-state master's students, for instance, will increase 3.95 percent, up to $11,521.


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