VMI Board of Visitors Rolls Back Tuition Increase on Virginia Cadets

LEXINGTON, Va., June 24, 2022—In response to Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s request for institutions of higher education to hold the line on tuition, the Virginia Military Institute’s Board of Visitors Executive Committee voted to roll back planned tuition increases for Virginia cadets today. The board’s decision is made possible, in part, by an increase in affordability funding for higher education in the recently approved state budget.

“We are appreciative to the governor and General Assembly for the additional resources for higher education in the recently enacted state budget,” said Tom Watjen ‘76, president of the VMI Board of Visitors. “VMI shares the commonwealth’s commitment to providing a high-quality education at an affordable price. We were pleased to be able to do our part for Virginia’s families.”

As the costs of operating one of the nation’s premier liberal arts schools continue to increase, the VMI Board of Visitors voted in April to increase tuition by 3%. Action taken today will eliminate the increased tuition for Virginia cadets for the 2022-23 academic year.

“As costs continue to rise across the board for families and businesses, the Board of Visitor’s actions today will, hopefully, ease some of the burden for our Virginia cadets,” said Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85, VMI superintendent. “We are pleased by the commonwealth’s investment this year in higher education and intend to appropriately pass along that savings to our in-state cadets.” 


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