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Marshall, W.Va. State Hike Tuition after State Budget Cut

Marshall University

Two West Virginia universities will be increasing tuition for students after significant cuts from the state Legislature.

Lawmakers approved a budget earlier this month that cut most colleges and universities by about 4.5 percent, although the state’s two largest institutions, West Virginia and Marshall Universities, will see cuts of nearly 7 percent in the new fiscal year that begins July 1.

As a result, Marshall University’s governing board voted Wendesday to increase tuition by 9 percent for both in-state and out-of-state students. The cost for on campus housing and dining will remain the same, according to a university press release.

West Virginia State University will also increase tuition for the 2017-2018 school year. Students at the school in Institute will see a 5 percent hike on their bill after the school’s 4.88 percent cut in state funding.

West Virginia University’s Board of Governors will be meeting tomorrow to consider tuition increases at the state’s largest university.