West Virginia Universitys Board of Governors on Thursday (March 29) approved tuition and fee increases for WVU at Parkersburg and the Community and Technical College at WVU Tech in Montgomery.

Meeting by conference call, the panel approved the following:

  • At WVU at Parkersburg, the board approved an increase of $41 per semester, or 4.74 percent, for residents and $146, or 4.73 percent, for nonresidents. Increases were approved for bachelors degree students of $56, or 4.72 percent, for residents, and $149, or 4.74 percent, for nonresidents. The board also approved a $15 increase in the welding fee, and program-specific fees to support associated costs with Web-based courses and exams.
  • At Techs Community and Technical College, an increase of $49 per semester, or 3 percent, for residents and $163, or 3 percent, for nonresidents. Increases also were approved for bachelors of science in engineering technology students, equivalent to increases recommended for baccalaureate programs at WVU Tech, or $198 for residents and $386 for nonresidents. The board also approved a number of program-specific fee increases, decreases and fee deletions.

Tuition and fee increases at the two campuses were based on several factors, said

Provost Gerald Lang. They include the need to fund additional full-time faculty; faculty and staff salary increases; and off-campus course offerings. For CTC at Tech, the increases also address recruitment and retention of students and facility enhancements.

The WVU at Parkersburg and Tech Community and Technical College fee packages are due to the Community and Technical College Council by April 7. The BOG also passed a resolution urging the CTC Council to adopt the fee packages in whole, as presented.

Tuition and fee increases for WVU s main campus, Potomac State College of WVU and WVU Institute of Technology will likely be decided at the April 13 BOG meeting in Morgantown.