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WVU expects in-person classes in fall, no tuition increase

May 1, 2020 GMT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s board of governors expects its three campuses to return to in-person classes this fall and said Friday that base tuition and fees will be kept the same for the academic year.

“While the university is facing financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the interest of our students and their families during these difficult times our board has chosen not to increase tuition for the 20-21 school year,” board Chairman David Alvarez said in a news release.

Resident tuition and fees will stay at $8,976 per year, with no change in nonresident tuition and fees at $25,320.

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“We have every hope and expectation of safely resuming in-person education in Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser for the fall semester,” President Gordon Gee said in the release.

The pandemic’s effect on enrollment isn’t as significant as officials feared, Provost Maryanne Reed said.

“The number of fall registrations is down just slightly from last year, which is not surprising given that we start fall registration two weeks later than usual,” she said.