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2021-22 Tuition and Fees Report

SCHEV Report: Most public colleges and universities hold down tuition and fees again in 2021-22

Tuition and mandatory fees for academic year 2021-22 at Virginia’s public higher education institutions remain largely unchanged from last year for the majority of in-state undergraduate students as a result of institutions’ boards being more sensitive to the economic status of students and parents resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the annual Tuition & Fees Report from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). 

Photo: Cover of Tuition and Fees Report

 

Governor Northam visited Virginia Tech

In Blacksburg, Northam proposes over $100 million on need-based college financial aid

"Gov. Ralph Northam wants to spend over $100 million of Virginia’s share of American Rescue Plan funding to increase access to financial aid for low- and middle-income college students ... He said he wants $100 million to go to the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia to distribute more financial aid to students attending public institutions for higher education, and another $11 million would be directed to a program that provides financial aid to Virginians attending private institutions," reports The Roanoke Times.

Photo: Governor Northam visited Virginia Tech Thursday, where he announced that Virginia plans to use $111 million in American Recovery Plan funding to increase access to financial aid for low- and moderate-income undergraduate students. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times)

 

8 reasons harder year for higher ed

8 Reasons This Coming Year Could Be The Hardest Yet For Higher Ed

"Leaders across higher education are breathing a collective sigh of relief this summer after arguably the most challenging year of their careers during the pandemic. With high vaccination rates, plummeting COVID cases and deaths, and near-full re-openings across the states, U.S. higher education seems poised to rebound this coming academic year. But despite the generally optimistic outlook relative to a receding pandemic, there remain many reasons why this coming year might actually be harder on higher ed than the past year,"  reports Forbes.

Photo: Although optimism abounds about full campus re-openings this fall, there are still plenty of storm clouds ahead for higher education.(GETTY)

 

Workforce Credential Grant works

Editorial: Virginia’s New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program is proving its worth

"Five years ago, state lawmakers acted in bipartisan fashion to help workers find affordable pathways to good paying, high-demand jobs, and employers to find the skilled pool of talent that they need for these positions. In a public health crisis, Virginia’s New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program is paying off," writes the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Photo: Construction and extraction is among the targeted high-demand fields. (Pxfuel Photos)


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