UVa. BOV Members Debate Tuition in Op-Eds

May 13, 2014

Members of the University of Virginia's Board of Visitors (BOV) continue to bicker over the board's recent decision to increase UVa.'s tuition. Once again, members are using the op-ed section of the Richmond Times Dispatch as their forum.

On Sunday, George Keith Martin responded to an op-ed written by former BOV Rector Helen Dragas on May 1st.

Dragas’ article criticized the board’s decision to increase tuition for in-state students by $540.

“Next year’s $540 increase is well below the typical tuition and fee increases seen over the preceding decade, and below those of our key competitors across the country,” Martin said in his opinion piece for the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Martin also says that the increase is necessary for better faculty compensation. He adds that it helps UVa. provide 100-percent financial aid to students who need it.

Links to both opinion pieces are located on the right side of the page.

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