The Concord University Board of Governors has passed a resolution calling for a 5 percent increase in tuition and fees, a one-time $60 increase in the special equity fee and a 4 percent increase in room and board.
For in-state students, this will result in a $210 per semester increase in tuition, and a $77 and $74 increase in housing and dining respectively.
The action was taken during a meeting of the Board held April 22 in Athens. The increases will take effect with the fall 2014 semester.
“The Board of Governors is always disappointed when it is forced to approve an increase in tuition or fees, but we are dedicated to providing Concord with all the resources it needs to provide a high quality education to the students in the region we serve,” Mr. Elliot Hicks, Board of Governors chair, said.
“In these times when the state continues to redirect ever-shrinking resources toward other needs, tuition increases are often necessary to maintain the quality and rigor of the Concord educational experience,” he said. “We always want our graduates to be proud of the education they have received, and we want those beyond our community to continue to be impressed with the quality of our graduates.”
“We echo the sentiments of Mr. Hicks and the Board of Governors,” Concord University President Dr. Kendra Boggess said. “We are working to do everything we can to continue to control costs and provide the high quality educational experiences expected by Concord’s student body.” (The Register-Herald)