April 2, 2019
Partners responds to Virginia Tech tuition decision

RICHMOND, VA - Today, Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust applauded members the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors for voting to freeze in-state tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year in response to state lawmakers' plan to allocate an additional $52.5 million for state colleges and universities for tuition moderation, including $6.3 million for Virginia Tech.

"Earlier this year, state lawmakers sent a powerful message to Virginia students and families who have long been affected by rising tuition by allocating additional funding for colleges who agree to freeze it," said Stacie Gordon, Partners' state advocacy manager. "Today, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors was the first to formally accept this offer and the Hokie nation should be proud.”

Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving higher education affordability, transparency and quality.  We give voice to the students and families who pay for the rising cost of college — but rarely have a seat at the policymaking table.  We advocate for common sense policies and practices that will ensure that students graduate with less debt and are better equipped to make good on higher education's promise of economic mobility.  Learn more at www.pcapt.org.