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VCU considers charging for each credit hour

Plan would add revenue,in addition to proposed 4 percent tuition increase

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David W. Hansonpresented the pricing models during a board retreat.

Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 2:52 pm, Tue Jul 22, 2014.

WILLIAMSURG — Virginia Commonwealth University is considering “market-based tuition pricing” for next year that would charge for each credit hour rather than a set rate for a full-time student.

Under state pressure to minimize tuition increases, VCU’s administration proposed a 4 percent increase in tuition and fees that would be augmented by the new approach to how students pay for classes.

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