The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors has approved new rates for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Full-time Virginia residents living on campus will pay $19,682, including tuition, fees, room and board. This amount represents an increase of $900 or 4.8 percent over 2013-14 rates. Similarly, full-time out-of-state students living on campus will pay $32,968, a 4.2 percent increase over last year’s rate.
“What we’re offering is a competitive, reasonable and necessary rate,” said President Richard V. Hurley.
Holly Cuellar, rector for the Board of Visitors, agreed. “The increase will allow UMW to continue its standard of excellence that has been a hallmark of the University,” she said.
“While the General Assembly’s failure to adopt a budget continues to create uncertainty, the Board felt an obligation to move forward in establishing costs for next year,” Cuellar said.
The university, with a total enrollment of more than 5,000 students, features colleges of business, education and arts and sciences, and three campuses, including a residential campus in Fredericksburg, a second one in nearby Stafford and a third in Dahlgren, which serves as a center of development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy, higher education institutions and the region’s employers.