Sustained Outrage

WVU increases tuition … again

From 1997 to 2008, West Virginia University’s annual tuition and fees had increased about 92 percent for in-state undergraduate students, according to a report of the state Higher Education Policy Commission.

As of Friday, make that 99 percent.

As was reported in the Saturday Gazette-Mail, BOG members approved the increase after student representative Jason Parsons and Morgantown attorney Steve Goodwin argued that struggling West Virginians don’t deserve another financial hardship in an already beaten-down economy.

In-state undergraduates will be faced with at least a $102 per-semester increase, while non-residents face at least a $316 increase. Depending on her major, the student will likely pay more. Increases for graduate students are similar.