Board Of Visitors Vote Through Summer Tuition Increases Friday
Posted: January 19, 2013
By EMILY SHARRER
HARRISONBURG — The James Madison University board of visitors approved increases to summer tuition and fees Friday almost identical to the hikes voted through at its January meeting last year.
And like last year’s, the 4.9 percent tuition and mandatory fees increase for in-state students is one of the lowest summer tuition increases by the university in recent years.
Tuition and fees per credit hour rose by $14, bringing the rate for in-state students to $300. Tuition and fees for out-of-state students rose 4.5 percent to $817, a $35 difference.
Compared with all 15 four-year public schools in Virginia, JMU has the seventh-highest in-state tuition and fees rate and is eighth for out-of-state students.
“We’re kind of right in the middle, which is what we here at JMU try to do,” said Charles King, JMU’s vice president for administration and finance.
Graduate student tuition and fees per credit hour also rose to $411 for in-state students and $1,085 for out-of-state students, increases of $17 and $46, respectively.
The per credit hour rates for the online classes are slightly higher: $350 for an in-state undergraduate, $867 for an out-of-state undergraduate, $431 for a Virginia graduate student and $1,105 for an out-of-state graduate student.
No changes were made to student service fees, which remain $23 for all students. Per-week room charges also remained static at $100 and board, or the cost for a meal plan, rose by $3 to $107.