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TUITION AND FEES TO INCREASE BY 2 PERCENT IN 2001-02

Old Dominion University's Board of Visitors voted Thursday to increase tuition and fees by roughly 2 percent for the 2001-02 school year.

Old Dominion's increases are well below the consumer price index rate of 3.5 percent, as well as below planned rate hikes of other Virginia colleges and universities, which range from 2.8 to 4.4 percent, noted Bob Fenning, acting vice president of administration and finance.

The rates vary based on whether the student is a Virginia resident, an undergraduate or graduate student, and whether he or she will live in campus housing.

Breakdowns are as follows. Percentages and dollar figures indicate the increase in rates from 2000-01 to 2001-02. Both are calculated on a full year, with undergraduate estimates based on 30 credit hours and graduate estimates based on 24 credit hours.

- In-state undergraduate student living off-campus: 1.9 percent, or $79 a year
- In-state undergraduate student living on-campus: 2.3 percent, or $208 a year
- Out-state undergraduate student living off-campus: 2.6 percent, or $316 a year
- Out-state undergraduate student living on-campus: 2.6 percent, or $448 a year

- In-state graduate student living off-campus: 2.8 percent, or $136 a year
- In-state graduate student living on-campus: 2.7 percent, or $268 a year
- Out-state graduate student living off-campus: 2.6 percent, or $328 a year
- Out-state graduate student living on-campus: 2.6 percent, or $460 a year

According to Bob Fenning, the increases are necessary to help pay for increased utility bills, as well as higher health insurance rates. The student health fee will jump $8 a semester, the first increase since 1995, and the largest fee hike of any that will be implemented. Students will now pay $46 a semester for health care, again a rate well below the state average.

This article was posted on: April 12, 2001

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