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UVI to Hike Tuition and Fees by 13 Percent

June 15, 2008 — The UVI Board of Trustees approved on Saturday tuition, fee and room rate increases totaling 13 percent to be phased in over three years, according to a statement from the university.
A 5 percent tuition, room rate and fee increase will take effect at the beginning of the fall 2008 semester, with a 4 percent hike slated for fall 2009 and another 4 percent increase in fall 2010.
A 5 percent tuition hike amounts to $165 for a full-time undergraduate. The total 13 percent comes to just under $430.
The UVI board said the university will notify students of financial aid opportunities, including federal scholarship programs such as Pell grants, which can help defray the tuition, room rate and fee hikes.
The board also voted to discontinue the add/drop fee of $20 and to remove a proposed increase in telephone and Internet fees that was included in a resolution to raise room rates, citing student complaints about technology interruptions.
In other business, Dr. Mary Ann LaFleur, the director of Institutional Resarch and Planning, provided an end-of the year report on key performance indicators, which showed that UVI is becoming a traditional institution within the Carnegie Classification. In fall 2007, 59 percent of UVI’s students were full-time, LaFleur said.
The board appointed Alexander A. Moorhead chair of the Board of Trustees. It also welcomed Education Commissioner LaVerne Terry, its newest member, and said farewell to Student Trustee Dwayne Petersen and Faculty Trustee Edidet Iniama, whose terms are expiring.
The Board of Trustees will meet on the St. Croix campus in November.
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June 15, 2008 -- The UVI Board of Trustees approved on Saturday tuition, fee and room rate increases totaling 13 percent to be phased in over three years, according to a statement from the university.
A 5 percent tuition, room rate and fee increase will take effect at the beginning of the fall 2008 semester, with a 4 percent hike slated for fall 2009 and another 4 percent increase in fall 2010.
A 5 percent tuition hike amounts to $165 for a full-time undergraduate. The total 13 percent comes to just under $430.
The UVI board said the university will notify students of financial aid opportunities, including federal scholarship programs such as Pell grants, which can help defray the tuition, room rate and fee hikes.
The board also voted to discontinue the add/drop fee of $20 and to remove a proposed increase in telephone and Internet fees that was included in a resolution to raise room rates, citing student complaints about technology interruptions.
In other business, Dr. Mary Ann LaFleur, the director of Institutional Resarch and Planning, provided an end-of the year report on key performance indicators, which showed that UVI is becoming a traditional institution within the Carnegie Classification. In fall 2007, 59 percent of UVI’s students were full-time, LaFleur said.
The board appointed Alexander A. Moorhead chair of the Board of Trustees. It also welcomed Education Commissioner LaVerne Terry, its newest member, and said farewell to Student Trustee Dwayne Petersen and Faculty Trustee Edidet Iniama, whose terms are expiring.
The Board of Trustees will meet on the St. Croix campus in November.
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