From 1997 to 2008, West Virginia University’s annualÂ tuition and fees hadÂ increased aboutÂ 92 percent for in-state undergraduateÂ students, according to a report of the stateÂ Higher Education Policy Commission.
As of Friday, make that 99 percent.
As was reported in the Saturday Gazette-Mail, BOG members approved the increase afterÂ student representative Jason Parsons and Morgantown attorney Steve Goodwin argued that struggling West VirginiansÂ don’t deserve another financialÂ hardship in an alreadyÂ beaten-down economy.
In-state undergraduates will be faced withÂ at least aÂ $102Â per-semester increase, while non-residents face at least aÂ $316 increase. Depending on her major, the student will likely pay more. Increases for graduate students are similar.