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Posted at 3:12 PM ET, 04/29/2010

VCU tuition, fees to rise 24 percent

By Washington Post editors

In-state undergraduates at Virginia Commonwealth University will see 2010-11 tuition and fees rise by 24 percent.

VCU's Board of Visitors on Thursday set in-state tuition and mandatory fees at $8,817, up $1,700 from the current academic year. School officials say VCU will boost financial aid for students with the most need by using federal stimulus funds available for 2010-11.

Undergraduate tuition and fees for out-of-state students will increase $1,200, or 5.7 percent, to $21,949. The average annual cost for university housing and meal plans will increase $191, or 2.3 percent, to $8,526.

Over the next two years, VCU faces a $40 million budget gap caused primarily by state funding cuts and the loss of federal stimulus dollars

-- Associated Press

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By Washington Post editors  | April 29, 2010; 3:12 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags:  Budget, Colleges and Universities, Student financial aid, Tuition, Virginia Commonwealth University  
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This is my undergrad alma mater and even with a jump in tuition, it is still worth the cost. VCU is a great school!

Posted by: Gtown10 | April 29, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I second that as a current VCU graduate student. It's already the best urban public university in the state and with increased state funding (that it deserves) it could be become one of the greatest urban public universities in the nation.

Posted by: destewar | April 29, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

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