Virginia public colleges agree to freeze tuition next year
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Every public college in Virginia is freezing tuition for the next school year for the first time in almost 20 years.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Longwood University recently became the last school to approve a tuition freeze.
Lawmakers included $57.5 million in this year's state budget for colleges that agreed to freeze their tuition to share. Every school took them up on the offer. The funds were targeted for in-state tuition but six schools are also freezing out-of-state tuition. They are Christopher Newport University, George Mason University, Norfolk State University, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University and Radford University.
A stronger-than-expected state economy helped give lawmakers hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funds to spend this year.