UVA Board of Visitors Meeting – Notice regarding Tuition and Fees
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The UVA Board of Visitors will consider 2020-21 tuition and fees for the University of Virginia’s College at Wise on December 6, 2019 at 8:00 am in the Board Room of the Rotunda. This notice is provided in accordance with §23.1-307(D) and (E) of the Code of Virginia requiring 30 days notification.

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise seeks to approve tuition and fees in December to provide timely information to families and earlier financial aid awards to those with financial need. A commitment to access and affordability continues to undergird the College’s approach to tuition.
2020-2021 Proposed Undergraduate Degree-seeking Tuition and Educational & General (E&G) Fees: Board members will consider a proposal to increase undergraduate tuition and E&G fees by 3% in 2020-21. The College’s proposal assumes that the unrestricted state appropriation will be at the same level as included in the 2018-2020 Appropriation Act. If the unrestricted state appropriation is substantially different from the level assumed, adjustments to these tuition rates may be proposed in Spring 2020.

2020-2021 Proposed Mandatory Non-E&G Fees: Mandatory non-E&G fees are proposed to increase by 3%. In addition, a new instructional technology fee of $275 is proposed.
2020-2021 Incremental Revenue: Revenue generated from tuition and fee increases, along with other incremental revenue sources, will be used to address faculty and staff compensation, investments in academic programs and STEM degrees, increases in operations and maintenance of facilities, and other Commonwealth and College priorities.

Public Comment Period: The Board of Visitors will hold an educational workshop for the public followed by a public comment period on Friday, November 8th from 3:00pm to 4:15pm at the Chapel of All Faiths on the UVA Wise campus in accordance with the Board of Visitors Policy.

• Individuals may speak on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon arrival, each speaker will be asked to sign in and specify their affiliation with the university and/or the community. Each speaker may speak for a maximum of three minutes.

• Each speaker will be requested to limit their comments to only proposed tuition and fees and their intended uses. Speakers wishing to have their comments entered in the public record must provide their name and a copy of their comments to the Secretary to the Board of Visitors.

• Written comments will also be accepted from the date that the public notice is issued and may be submitted via email to respond_uva_tuition@virginia.edu or by hard copy at the workshop session.