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CNU prez to propose tuition freeze. Here’s why

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

NEWPORT NEWS — Paul Trible, the president of Christopher Newport University will recommend no increase in tuition at the upcoming Board of Visitors meeting next week.

The final decision, however, is up to the board.

“We are very grateful for the leadership and strong support of the members of the General Assembly in providing additional funds and savings that make this action possible,” Trible said. “In the first year of our Captains Commitment I will propose a zero increase in tuition.”

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Trible also noted incoming Virginia freshman and their families could save more than $1,300 over four years.

According to the university’s announcement, the president’s announcement follows the General Assembly approving more money toward higher education in the state budget.

It is not clear if Trible’s decision is based on a specific monetary amount CNU will receive from the state.

The Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors meeting is in the Board Room of the David Student Union on April 5 at noon.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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