In Virginia, Higher Education Means Higher Costs

Due to chronic underfunding of Virginia’s colleges and universities, the cost of a college education for students in our communities is now at a record high, according to a recent report by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

The General Assembly is underfunding Virginia institutions of higher education by $660 million. Students must make up the difference by paying more for their education.

This fall, that translates to a $2,700 tuition increase, on average.

As this infographic shows, Virginia lawmakers need to add $660 million in additional state funding to bring tuition costs back down to affordable levels, thus making college attainable for Virginia students.  (View our related infographic on student debt.)

Higher Education in Virginia