BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors has voted in favor of a 2.9 percent increase in tuition and fees.

The Roanoke Times reports that the board voted unanimously Monday to raise tuition and fees for the 17th consecutive year.

The hike represents an increase in hundreds of dollars for the cost of college for individual students in the 2018-2019 academic year.

In-state undergraduates’ annual tuition and fees will increase by $390, from $13,230 to $13,620. Annual tuition for out -of-state undergraduates will go up by $894, from $31,014 to $31,908.

The school’s board also voted to allocate $10 million for an ACC Network Studio. The television studio will feature control rooms, a studio and office space.

The board also approved $3.2 million to renovate a ballroom in the Squires Student Center.


Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com