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CNU to consider guaranteed tuition rate for students

Christopher Newport University Campus (WYDaily/ Courtesy of CNU)
Christopher Newport University Campus (WYDaily/ Courtesy of CNU)

Christopher Newport University’s Board of Visitors will vote on a proposal regarding a guaranteed tuition rate for incoming students next month.

“We are responding to the governor’s call on public colleges and universities to provide financial certainty to students and their families on what the full four-year cost of their education will be,” said Bobby Hatten, head of CNU’s Board of Visitors.

According to the CNU Guarantee proposal, the incoming freshman class’ tuition and fees will increase by 6.7 percent the first year or $990 per year and will increase by 1 percent over the preceding three years or $160 each year.

Tuition rates for the 2018-2019 year is around $26,574 for in-state students and about $39,440 for out-of-state students, according to the CNU website.

Current students, transfer students and students paying out-of-state tuition rates will also be eligible for this program and if the proposal passes, CNU will be the first university in Virginia to guarantee the cost of tuition and campus fees, according to school’s news release.

The Board of Visitors will vote on the CNU Guarantee proposal on Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the David Student Union at Christopher Newport University.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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