The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors has approved new rates for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Full-time Virginia residents living on campus will pay $20,764, including tuition, fees, room and board. This amount represents an increase of $1,082 over 2014-15 rates. Similarly, full-time out-of-state students living on campus will pay $34,928, an increase of $1,960 over last year’s rate.
“The UMW Board of Visitors is committed to advancing Mary Washington’s position as a premiere liberal arts university,” said Holly Cuellar, Rector for the Board of Visitors. “In order to do so, the Board strives to keep Mary Washington affordable, to attract a diverse student body, and to employ superb professors. It must accomplish these things in face of significant decline over the past decade in appropriation support from the Commonwealth.”
“As the Board considers tuition and fee increases for the next academic year, key factors are the need to address faculty salary deficiencies and state-mandated retirement and health care increases,” said Cuellar. “The Board felt an obligation to move forward in establishing costs for next year.”
The university, with a total enrollment of nearly 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.