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Radford University visitors likely to OK tuition, fee hikes

Monday - 4/30/2012, 7:37am  ET

RADFORD, Va. (AP) - The Radford University Board of Visitors meets this week to consider tuition and fees for 2012-13,

As other colleges and universities have done this year, Radford administrators are expected to propose increases, according to The Roanoke Times.

Gov. Bob McDonnell has asked the governing boards of public colleges and universities to hold down increases in tuition and fees for Virginia resident students.

At the same time, state support for public higher education in Virginia has fallen. A report by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia said total state appropriations to higher education were lower in 2011 than they were 2006.

As a result, universities have raised tuition and mandatory fees.

The average increase for in-state undergraduates for the 2011-12 was 7.9 percent, according to the report.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com


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