11/12/2013 8:18 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - The University of Charleston plans to raise tuition for undergraduate students at its main campus for the fall of 2014.
President Ed Welch said that returning students at the school's Charleston campus will pay an additional $1,000 per year, while tuition for incoming freshmen will increase by $3,500. Welch attributed the increases to new programs, improvements to technology, and increased healthcare costs. He said the school will add about a million dollars to institutional financial aid to help students with the increased price tag.
University spokesman Scott Castleman said the increases won't affect UC's campuses in Beckley or Martinsburg. The cost for online, military, and graduate students will also remain the same.