What’s Behind The Soaring Cost of Higher Education in Virginia?

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Students walk by the James Branch Cabell Library on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Tuition costs at VCU have more than doubled since the recession. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Across Virginia, the cost of higher education is skyrocketing. Michael Pope is digging into the numbers.

A spokesperson for the College of William and Mary noted that the school offers the W&M Promise.  The program is a guaranteed tuition model for in-state students that locks in tuition at the freshman year. The program has been in place since 2012.


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