Longwood has established itself as the unquestionable leader within the commonwealth when it comes to holding down cost increases. In April, the university’s Board of Visitors made Longwood the first Virginia institution in more than a decade to approve cost increases of less than 3 percent for a third consecutive year.
The 2.77 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees follows last year’s increase of 2.85 percent, and the year before that— W.Taylor Reveley IV’s first as president— of just 2.1 percent.
That amounts to the smallest three-year increase by far at any Virginia public university since 1999-2001.
“We have a moral obligation, working with our partners in state government, to ensure college remains affordable for families and not just a luxury good available to the fortunate few,” Reveley said.
The charge for tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduates carrying a full course load in 2016-17 will be $12,240 per year. Nearly three-quarters of Longwood students receive some form of financial aid that reduces that cost.