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Longwood Board of Visitors approves tuition & fees for 2010-11

March 30, 2010

The Longwood University Board of Visitors approved proposed rate changes for tuition and fees for the 2010-11 academic year during its meeting on campus on March 26-27.

Total annual costs for 2010-11 will increase by an average of 7.98 percent for in-state residential undergraduate students and by 10.07 percent for out-of-state residential undergraduates. Compared with last year, total costs  (tuition, fees, room and board) for in-state residential students for 2010-11 will increase by $1,328, from $16,641 to $17,969. Total costs for out-of-state residential students will increase by $2,633, from $26,136 to $28,769.

Based on 30 credit hours, tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates will increase from $9,045 per year to $9,855. The room fee for living on main campus will increase from $4,910 to $5,260; and the board fee will increase from $2,686 to $2,854 (14 meal+ plan). 

Tuition increases are required due to increasing fixed costs.  By State law, out-of-state students must fund 100 percent of the cost of their education. 

In other action, the Board:

  • approved allocating up to $395,000 from the university's General Auxiliary Reserve Fund for repairs to Longwood House ($255,000) and repairing storm gutters at the Longwood Bed and Breakfast ($140,000). Repairs to Longwood House, which was built in 1815 and is on the National Historic Register, will include a new heat pump system, replacement of the existing slate roof, painting, and refinishing floors.
  • approved acquiring property, not to exceed $250,000, for a biomass fuel depot. A biomass fuel depot will provide Longwood with enough land to stockpile large quantities of sawdust, which will allow the university to better manage its fuel supply. It will also offer a site to locate the equipment and infrastructure necessary to process other forms of woody biomass and allow for diversification of fuel sources.
  • approved revisions to the Add/Drop Policy.
  • approved changing the name of Graduate and Extended Studies to "College of Graduate and Professional Studies."
  • approved a new administrative policy for an "Identity Theft Prevention Program" (Policy 1013) and revised the administrative policy for "Satisfactory Academic Progress" (Policy 4405).
  • approved an amended Articulation Agreement with Longwood University Foundation Inc.
  • approved revisions to the Student Handbook.

The next scheduled meeting of the Board of Visitors will be June 10-12.