Will Figg

In December, UVA’s Board of Visitors approved tuition and fee increases for the 2019–20 school year. For full-time first-year students in the College, tuition and required fees for in-state students are $17,266. For out-of-state students, the figure is $50,184. The in-state number represents a 3.2 percent increase over last year; the out-of-state figure is 3.6 percent over last year.

To combat declining enrollment, the University’s College at Wise in southwest Virginia hopes to offer reduced tuition for out-of-state students from the Appalachia region, which includes all of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states. College at Wise enrollment has dropped from 2,420 students in 2012 to 1,187 degree-seeking and 879 nondegree-seeking students this fall, according to the Daily Progress. UVA’s Board of Visitors indicated that it would approve a change to bring tuition totals closer to what state residents pay: $10,119 for full-time students. Virginia lawmakers in both houses passed bills in January and February to allow for the change.