CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia is launching an effort to keep the university affordable.
The work begins Friday in northern Virginia when a Board of Visitors charged with that task meets.
Rector George K. Martin has said the goal is to have a new tuition and financial aid plan to bring to the full board in the fall.
The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1vcEc0X ) reports that U.Va.’s tuition and fees have nearly doubled in the last 10 years. The Charlottesville school is one of the most expensive public institutions for out-of- state students in the country.
Part of the upward tuition spiral has been driven by a decrease in state appropriations. They fell about 32 percent, or $51.5 million, from 2007 to 2012, according to the school.
The panel is meeting in Herndon.
Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com
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