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Norfolk State raises tuition for 2017-18 academic year

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors voted at its regular meeting on Friday, March 17, to set tuition and fee rates for the 2017-18 academic year. The board approved a $160 increase in tuition and a $138 increase in mandatory fees for resident undergraduate students. The tuition for graduate students increased $850 and mandatory fees increased $138.

The total tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students will be $9,036. The total cost for in-state graduate students will be $11,556. In addition, the BOV approved a $376 room and board increase for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. The new rates will take effect on July 1.

As one of the first institutions to set its tuition and fees, NSU still expects to remain one of the most affordable four-year institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Other board actions approved included a motion to approve the First Day Success Delivery Model, a university-wide effort to improve student preparedness, and the university’s internal audit charter. In addition to considering board actions, the NSU BOV committees in academic affairs, finance and administration and university advancement met concurrently.

On Thursday, March 16, the NSU Board of Visitors held its annual retreat at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center where the board listened to a presentation from a State Council of Higher Education for Virginia representative. The board also listened to presentations regarding athletics and enterprise risk management.

In summary, the Board of Visitors took the following actions on Friday. The board approved:

o   Recommend Approval of the Board Budget for 2017-2018

o   Motion to Recommend Approval of First Day Success Delivery Model

o   Motion to Recommend Approval of the Internal Audit Charter

o   Motion to Recommend Approval of Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Tuition, Fees, Room and Board

o   Motion to Recommend Approval of Promotion, Tenure, Sabbatical, Academic Leave and Professor Emeritus Candidates

The next NSU Board of Visitors meeting will be held Friday, May 5.