Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and we suggest you write him now and implore him to pad your stockings with cash, because a third Virginia university is raising tuition.
The Virginia State University Board of Visitors voted to raise in-state tuition and mandatory fees by 7.9 percent to $7,090 for the upcoming school year, AP reports. Out-of-state tuition and fees wil jump 5.6 percent to $15,988, while basic room and board costs will increase by $728, or 8.9 percent.
Virginia State VP David Meadows said the university is raising costs to offset a loss of state funds and pay for improvements.
The College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia also recently announced tuition increases of 7.7 percent and 8.9 percent, respectively.