Virginia Military Institute Board Raises Tuition, Fees

In-state students to pay 2.9 percent more; out-of-state students to see a 4.5 percent increase

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    Cadets listen as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers a foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute, Oct. 8, 2012.

    Virginia Military Institute's Board of Visitors has approved across-the-board tuition increases.

    In-state students at the Lexington school will pay 2.9 percent more for tuition, while out-of-state students will see a 4.5 percent increase.

    Media outlets report the board approved the changes Saturday.

    VMI spokesman Stewart MacInnis says combined costs for tuition, fees and room and board will increase 4.3 percent to about $22,500 per year for in-state cadets. Out-of-state students will see their costs increase 4.5 percent to about $28,000.

    MacInnis says the increases reflect rising program costs.