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Longwood Board of Visitors approves 4.79% tuition and mandatory fees increase

May 18, 2009

The Longwood University Board of Visitors met on campus on Saturday, May 9 and approved increases for tuition, fees, room and board for the 2009-10 academic year that begins next fall.  Based on an annual 30-credit-hour schedule, undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees will increase 4.79 percent, or $216, for both residential and commuter students. The increase brings annual tuition and mandatory fees to $4,725 per year for a full-time, in-state student.

Longwood officials were projecting greater in-state increases, but the recent allocation of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), made available as part of President Barack Obama's stimulus package, will help to mitigate tuition increases for in-state students.

Longwood University will receive $3,169,668 in one-time funding for 2009-2010. If this additional funding had not been made available, Longwood would have been forced to raise tuition by 9.7 percent this year-over twice the 4.79 percent, which was approved by the Board of Visitors.

Total costs (including tuition, room and board and all fees) for 2009-2010 will increase 7.6 percent (from $15,355 to $16,521 per year) for in-state residential students and 7.7 percent (from $23,968 to $25,821 per year) for out-of-state residential students (based on main campus housing and 14+ $200 meal plan).   Annual costs for in-state commuter students will increase 5 percent from $8,499 to $8,925. Graduate tuition for in-state residents will increase by 6 percent from $198 per credit hour to $210 per credit hour.

The approved tuition and fee increases will enable Longwood to meet rising operational costs and provide additional financial aid to qualified students. 

The next meeting of the Longwood University Board of Visitors will be held on June 12-13, 2009 on campus.

For more information regarding tuition and fees at Longwood University, please visit the Office of Student Accounts.