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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Students at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington will pay more to attend school next year.
On Saturday, VMI's board of visitors raised the cost of tuition and of fees, the school's spokesman, Stewart MacInnis , said in a news release. Tuition for in-state cadets increased 2.9 percent to $7,080, and out-of-state cadets will see a 4.5 percent increase, to $28,068.
The total cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, and room and board, MacInnis said, will increase 4.3 percent to $22,492 for in-state cadets and 4.7 percent to $43,480 for out-of-state cadets.
MacInnis said the increases "reflect rising program costs."
MacInnis said room and board is a required fee for all years of school because the cadets must live in barracks. "In addition, the cost of attending VMI includes a mandatory fee to cover the costs of cadet uniforms and other unique military activities," MacInnis said.
During the same board of visitors meeting, a new president of the board was elected. George "Pete" Ramsey of Lynchburg will take over after current President Paul Fraim, also the mayor of Norfolk, finishes his term on July 1. Ramsey is a partner in Counts Realty & Auction Group.
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