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2009 News Releases

Longwood Board approves mid-year tuition increase

December 7, 2009

The Longwood University Board of Visitors took the following actions during its meeting Dec. 4-5, 2009 on campus:

  • approved a mid-year tuition increase, which will raise the in-state undergraduate credit hour rate from $156 to $163 per hour beginning with the Spring 2010 semester. Based on an average 15-hour class load, this will amount to an additional $105 for the semester. Financial aid payments will be adjusted accordingly. The tuition increase is necessary to help offset an anticipated additional 15 percent budget reduction recommended by Governor Kaine, which amounts to more than $3.5 million in reductions to Longwood's annual budget. The tuition increase applies to all students-undergraduate, graduate, in-state and out-of-state. For more details, go to: http://www.longwood.edu/studentaccounts/tuitionfees.htm
  • approved revisions to the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts' policies and procedures manual. The changes reflect requests by the American Association of Museums accrediting body to meet accreditation standards; the Longwood University Foundation to comply with auditing standards and IRS regulations; and LCVA staff to have a clearer procedure in place.
  • approved a new administrative policy (#1012) regarding threat assessment. The 2008 Virginia General Assembly enacted Section 23-9.2 of the Code of Virginia, which requires each public institution of higher education in Virginia to establish a violence prevention committee and a threat assessment team. The policy is intended to "provide a framework for threat assessment, as well as intervention designed to reduce the risk of violence."
  • approved the Level II 2010 SWaM (Small, Women, and Minority owned business) plan as presented, which will allow the university to seek Level II status through the Restructuring Act of 2005. Longwood University is seeking operational authority in the areas of procurement and information technology and will sign Memorandums of Understanding with the two respective Cabinet secretaries once all approvals have been finalized. Level II status will expand autonomy for the university and promote more efficient and effective management of the procurement process and information technology systems and procedures.
  • approved an increase of one dollar per credit hour for the Spring 2010 semester in the on-campus comprehensive fee to cover the administrative costs and implementation of a one-card system during the next academic year. The comprehensive fee will increase from $134 to $135 per credit hour for undergraduate students and from $104 to $105 per credit hour for graduate students. Based on an average 15-hour class load, this will amount to an additional $15 per semester. Approval of this fee will help fund the hiring of a manager in early 2010 to implement the one-card system that will allow students to use the same identification card to access their dining plans, residential halls, and laundry facilities, as well as to make purchases from campus vending machines and participating local vendors.

The next regular meeting of the Longwood University Board of Visitors will be held on campus on March 26-27, 2010.