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University Again Freezes Tuition and Other Costs

Board action is a response to "exceptional times."

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The Christopher Newport University Board of Visitors voted unanimously to freeze the 2021-2022 tuition and fees at the current level. This is the second year in a row that the board has taken this step.

These are the key paragraphs from the resolution adopted by the board at its April 16 meeting:

WHEREAS, the University recognizes that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be a national health and economic crisis, and as such, the University acknowledges the significant financial impact students and their families face in these exceptional times; and

WHEREAS, this year the University has received additional federal stimulus funds to underpin lost revenues and make available additional student financial aid; and

WHEREAS, the recommendation to the Board is to refrain from increasing costs to our students and families and to hold, for the second year in a row, all undergraduate, graduate, in-state and out-of-state, tuition and fees, and room and board at academic year 2019-20 levels.

University officials also credit additional state funds with making the tuition freeze possible.

While many public universities are freezing tuition, Christopher Newport is one of the few to also hold the line on most other costs associated with attendance.

According to the terms spelled out in the resolution, tuition, room and board and fees will be $26,684 for in-state students and $39,500 for out-of-state students, the same as the previous two years.

The resolution adopted by the board also points out that federal stimulus funds will result in more scholarship support for students.


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