Updated Thu, Apr 10, 2014 2:35 pm
West Virginia University-Parkersburg's Board of Governors has approved an 8 percent tuition increase.
In-state students in bachelor degree programs would pay $300 more a year. Out-of-state students would pay an additional $786 a year.
In-state tuition for associate degree and certificate programs would increase by $216 a year. Out-of-state tuition would rise by $768.
The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports that the board approved the increase on Wednesday.
WVU-Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage says the increase is needed because of state budget cuts and a drop in enrollment.
Gnage says related fees would be mostly unchanged, or reduced in some instances.
The Community and Technical College Council also must approve the increase.