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VCU officials have presented the proposed fiscal year 2021-2022 (July 1, 2021 thru June 30, 2022) tuition and fees to the Board of Visitors. The board reviewed tuition projections for 2021-2022 academic year, ranging from no increase to 3 percent. The board is considering the administration's recommendation of no tuition increase.

The recommendation calls for undergraduate tuition to remain at $12,094 for Virginia residents and at $32,742 for non-residents. The recommendation for total mandatory fees is an increase of $153 from $2,781 to $2,934 for residents and $153 an increase from $3,471 to $3,624 for nonresidents.

More specific details about the FY2022 (July 1, 2021 thru June 30, 2022) tuition and fee rates can be found here: Budget Presentation_03.24.2021

If you need assistance accessing the presentation, please contact David Allen, director, Office of Budget and Resource Analysis, at dwallen@vcu.edu.

The board invites public input through this portal. The Board of Visitors will vote on proposed tuition and fees at its May 14 meeting. Details for the meeting can be found by cutting and pasting the following link into your browser: https://president.vcu.edu/board/meetings/

Individuals may provide written comment via an open comment portal to ensure an adequate opportunity for informed public comment on tuition and fees. Please submit comments by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 7 to ensure adequate time for board consideration.

 

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The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors will hold an in-person and electronic meeting on Thursday, May 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and Friday, May 14, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The meeting will be held in open and closed session. The meeting will take place in the James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave., Room 303, Richmond, Virginia. Board members who are participating electronically will access the meeting via Zoom. The public may view a livestream of the open session videoconference at https://mssvideo.vcu.edu/BOV. Should you have any interruption with the video broadcast of the meeting, please contact Taron James at (804) 828-8313.

If you would like to attend the Board of Visitors meeting in-person on Thursday, May 13, and/or Friday, May 14, you must register by providing the following information via email sent to bov@vcu.edu: name, email and phone number, VCU affiliation, (e.g. student, faculty, employee, alumni, parent or member of the public), identify which date(s) you plan to attend, and request for reasonable accommodation if needed. Please note in the subject line that you are registering to attend the May BOV meeting. You may also call Chelsea Gray, board liaison, at (804) 828-9213 to register.

To ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff, all those participating in person must physically distance, wear clean masks inside of buildings and outside in high-traffic spaces, and wash their hands frequently. We also must limit the size of in-person gatherings. In order to so, we will be requiring that those who plan to attend the meeting in-person register in advance. Preference will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 10 individuals to register will have the opportunity to attend in person; individuals beyond the first 10 may watch the open sessions via the livestream at https://mssvideo.vcu.edu/BOV. Should you have any interruption with the video broadcast of the meeting, please contact Taron James at (804) 828-8313.

There will be a 15 minute public comment period at the beginning of the meeting on Friday, May 14.


If you would like to offer public comment at the Friday, May 14 meeting at 9:00 a.m., you must register by providing the following information via email to bov@vcu.edu: name, email and phone number, VCU affiliation (e.g. student, faculty, employee, alumni, parent or member of the public), and request for reasonable accommodation if needed. Please note in the subject line that you are registering to speak at the May Full Board meeting public comment. You may also call Chelsea Gray, board liaison, at (804) 828-9213 to register.
Speakers will proceed in the order of registration and should be in-person or online at the start of the meeting at 9 a.m. to facilitate meeting operations. Speakers will be limited to a maximum of three minutes each.

Preference will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. The first five individuals to register will have the opportunity to speak during the public comment period; individuals beyond the first five to register may submit written comments (see below).

Speakers may provide materials in advance should they wish to share with the Board of Visitors.

Individuals unable to attend the public comment period or to provide comment during the allotted hour period may provide written comment via an open comment portal to ensure an adequate opportunity for informed public comment on the proposed agenda items. All comments submitted to the portal must be made by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 12.

Details of the meeting can be found at https://president.vcu.edu/board/meetings/.

In accordance with board procedures, there will be no opportunity for public comment at the May 13 Board Committee meetings.

 

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