Student studies on the steps of the Rotunda Dan Addison

The University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors today approved tuition and fees for the 2010-2011 academic year for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for law, medical and graduate business students and the College at Wise.

Tuition and required fees for in-state UVA undergraduates will increase by $956, bringing the annual total to $10,628. Out-of-state undergraduate tuition and required fees will increase by $1,902 to $33,574.

The University worked to limit increases in room and board – and to keep the rates among the very lowest when compared to 26 national peer institutions, including Cornell and Vanderbilt universities and Johns Hopkins. The prices of undergraduate meal plans will increase by an average of 3.5 percent, or between $40 and $140 per semester, depending on the plan. Housing rates will see a double room increase by an average of 4.9 percent, or $222 per academic year.

While the board has long emphasized the importance of keeping the University affordable and values its long-standing “best value” rankings, the increases reflect economic realities.

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