The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet Friday morning and is expected to consider proposed tuition increases for the 2012-13 school year.
The board was initially planning to consider the resolution regarding tuition and fee increases at its March 25 and 26 meetings, but the Virginia General Assembly had not yet finalized its budget at the time.
Unclear on how the state budget could impact Tech’s tuition and fees, the BOV held off on considering the resolution for approval of tuition.
However, at this point, the state legislature has still not reached agreement on an overall
Despite that, according to University Spokesman Mark Owczarski, enough of the budget that affects Virginia Tech and higher education funding has been finalized in both houses that the Board feels comfortable considering tuition changes.
“By necessity we need to keep our budget process moving along,” Owczarski said. “We have to set (tuition), incoming students need to know that.”
The proposed change in tuition is a 4.7 percent increase for in-state students, and a 5.9 percent increase for out of state.
If the BOV approves the proposed changes, Tech’s tuition rates will have increased by $2,940 for in-state students and $4,787 for out-of-state students in the past five years.
The Board will be meeting Friday morning at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke. They will meet in the Pocahontas Room from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.. Meetings are open to the public.