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itt tech logoVirginia Launches Online Portal for ITT Tech Students
Governor Terry McAuliffe launched a new online portal offering students impacted by the recent closure of ITT Technical Institution key information about steps they can take. The portal,, offers a one-stop resource for students in the wake of the ITT closure. Please read the ITT Technical Institute closure student letter for additional information. 

Longwood_University_2016_13_cropped smallerGovernor McAuliffe Announces Affordable Pathways Grants to Help Students Succeed
Governor McAuliffe announced a new program that will provide Virginia students with a clearer path to higher education. The Affordable Pathways grants (up to $140,000 each) will be awarded to as many as four public two- and four-year institutions of higher education. 

Advisory: Medtech College - Falls Church, VA Closing
Medtech College voluntarily closed on August 10, 2016. If you are a student enrolled at the institution at the time of closure, please go to the advisory page for important information regarding your options. Read the Medtech advisory for students.

2016-17 Tuition and Fees ReportReport: Most Virginia college students to see lowest increase in tuition and fees in 15 years
Most in-state undergraduates attending Virginia’s public colleges and universities will see their tuitions and mandatory fees increase this year an average of $369, or 3.6 percent, the lowest such rate in 15 years.  Including only tuition and classroom-related fees, the average increase for those students came to 2.9 percent – in line with the Commonwealth’s goal of minimizing price increases for in-state students. 

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Council re-elects Minor and Fralin, welcomes new members
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia  re-elected G. Gilmer Minor III as chair and W. Heywood Fralin as vice chair at its regular meeting July 19. In addition, two new members appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe joined the council for four-year terms to replace Gilbert Bland and Gary Nakamoto, whose terms ended.

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