SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University has proposed no tuition increase for in-state students and a $236 increase per semester for out-of-state students for the 2010-11 academic year.
The tuition proposal acts on the option provided to President Suzanne Shipley by Shepherd's Board of Governors regarding the establishment of next year's tuition rates.
At the board's April 8 meeting, increases of 3.7 percent for in-state students and 4 percent for out-of-state students were approved, but the board provided Shipley the latitude to adjust the figures downward.
"We have listened to what our students, prospective students and their families have requested -- that Shepherd find a way to limit tuition increases yet still maintain its instructional quality," Shipley said in a news release.
"We are doing this by implementing a series of cost-efficiency measures in other operational areas," she said.
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission must finalize tuition recommendations at its upcoming meeting.