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ERIC Number: ED511022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Tuition and Fees at Virginia's State-Supported Colleges and Universities, 2009-10
Zheng, Yan; Hix, Dan
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
In order to speed the national economic recovery, create and save jobs, and provide services to people affected by the recession, the 111th United States Congress enacted and President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)--an economic stimulus package worth $787 billion--on February 17, 2009. Virginia will receive approximately $4.8 billion in direct appropriations from the ARRA over the next two years, excluding tax cuts that go directly to Virginia citizens. Due primarily to the availability of ARRA funding, tuition and mandatory E&G fees for in-state undergraduate students will increase by an average of 5.1% next year. These charges increased by 6.5% in 2008-09. Tuition and all mandatory fees, including both educational and general and non-educational and general fees, will increase by 5.2% in 2009-10, as compared to an increase of over 7% in 2008-09. The FY2010 tuition increase will be the lowest annual increase since FY2002. This report, focusing on tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates, provides a summary of: (1) board-approved tuition and fee increases for the 2009-10 academic year; (2) tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years; (3) the cost-sharing relationship between the state and students; and (4) trends in tuition increases nationally. Additionally, a comparison of planned and actual tuition increases is provided. Comparisons of changes in tuition and fees for other student groups, including in-state graduate, out-of-state undergraduate, out-of-state graduate, in-state first professional, and out-of-state first professional, are provided in the appendices. Appendices include: (1) Allocation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and Tuition Policy; (2) 2009-10 Full-Time, In-State, Undergraduate Student Charges; (3) 2008-10 Full-Time Undergraduate Mandatory Non-Educational and General Fees; (4) 2008-10 Full-Time Student Charges, by Student Residency and Program Level; and (5) Tuition and Fees in Selected States, by Institution Type. (Contains 11 charts.)
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. 101 North 14th Street, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219. Tel: 804-225-2600; Fax: 804-225-2604; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Identifiers - Location: Virginia