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Local university to consider guaranteed tuition rate for students

Christopher Newport University Campus (Photo by HNNDaily/ Courtesy of CNU)
Christopher Newport University Campus (Photo by HNNDaily/ Courtesy of CNU)

NEWPORT NEWS — 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.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
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