The Shepherd University Board of Governors approved tuition increases for the fall semester at its March 14 meeting. In-state undergraduate tuition will rise by $211 per semester, from $2,917 to $3,128, and $352 per semester for out-of-state students, from $7,568 to $7,920.
In-state graduate tuition will increase $31 per credit hour for in-state students, from $351 to $382, and $44 per credit hour for out-of-state students, from $498 to $542.
"In our financial deliberations, we took great care to protect affordability and student access to higher education," said Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley. "Shepherd's tuition increases this year were implemented to offset state budget cuts expected for fiscal year 2014."
Room fees will increase an average of 5.26 percent to meet anticipated operational cost increases and capital projects. Meal plan rates will increase an average of 3.48 percent across all current meal plans.