Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 22, 2014

Marshall board considers tuition, fee increases


Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. — Marshall University undergraduate students would pay higher tuition and fees under proposals being considered by the school’s Board of Governors.

The board plans to discuss and vote on the proposed increases for the 2014-2015 academic year when it meets Tuesday and Wednesday.

If the increases are approved, The Herald-Dispatch reports that in-state undergraduate students would pay an additional $155 per semester. Out-of-state students would pay an additional $290. Tuition and fees for metro students would increase by $325.

President Stephen Kopp told the Faculty Senate last week that Marshall has lost $11 million in state appropriations during the past two years of statewide budget cuts.