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NSU announces tuition, fee hike for fall

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors voted at its regular meeting on Friday, March 20, to set tuition and fee rates for the 2015-16 academic year. The board approved a $626 increase in tuition and $188 increase in mandatory fees for resident undergraduate students and graduate students.

The total tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students will be $8,366. The total cost for in-state graduate students will be $9,506. The new rates will take effect on July 1, 2015.

In addition, the BOV approved an increase of $30 per credit hour for part-time in-state undergraduates, $39 per credit hour for in-state graduate students and a $346 room and board increase for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year.

With these additional rate increases, NSU still expects to remain one of the most affordable four-year institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Gerald Hunter, vice president of Finance and Administration, stated “the primary objective behind the tuition and fee adjustments for the upcoming academic year is to balance our campus’s commitment to affordability while ensuring that our recommendation is consistent with the increase proposed in the campus’s six-year plan that was approved by the BOV last fall.”

According to the university, the new rates will achieve this goal.