WVU-Parkersburg Board OKs Eight Percent Tuition Hike

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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.