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Campus Announcements:  Notice Regarding Changes to Tuition and Fees


From:      Division of Finance and Administration
To:           NSU Students, Faculty, Staff and Administrators
Subject:   Notice Regarding Changes to Tuition and Fees


Notice Regarding Changes to Tuition and Fees


In accordance with §23.1-307.D. of the Code of Virginia (see below), Norfolk State University is providing notice that changes to the University’s tuition and fees are now being considered. 


§23.1-307.D. No governing board of any public institution of higher education shall approve an increase in undergraduate tuition or mandatory fees without providing students and the public a projected range of the planned increase, an explanation of the need for the increase, and notice of the date and location of any vote on such increase at least 30 days prior to such vote.


The NSU Board of Visitors will consider proposed changes in the 2024–25 academic year for tuition, fees, room, and board for Norfolk State University at its May 3, 2024, Board of Visitors meeting. The Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly has not finalized the State Budget for the upcoming fiscal year, resulting in Norfolk State submitting a range for consideration pending the outcome of the legislative budget process. The most recent forecast for the upcoming fiscal year included significant operating increases for the University, which, if passed, will cause the University to introduce increases; however, the University cannot make a final decision on tuition and fees until the General Assembly’s budget process is finalized. Norfolk State University will remain affordable to the students and families served, while recognizing the continuing need for additional operating resources and proposes the following increase scenarios for consideration:


  • The increase range for tuition and mandatory Education and General (E&G) fees for in-state undergraduate students is between 0% – 3%; and the range for all other students is also set between 0% – 3%.  The additional resources will partially fund increased state-mandated salaries for faculty and staff now pending approval by the General Assembly, additional student services support, and increases to operating costs. 


  • The range for increases to mandatory non-E&G fees is between 0% – 5%. The additional resources will support state-mandated salary increases for staff and address increased costs for operations.


  • The cost of housing will increase from 0% – 3% to address state-mandated staff salary increases and maintenance of the housing stock.


  • In response to increases by the University’s food services provider and maintenance for dining service spaces, the Board fee increase is proposed between 0% – 3%.


The incremental revenue generated from these increases will be invested in the overall educational experience of the University’s students. The additional resources will help ensure a stable workforce and provide for the increased costs of operations and facility maintenance.


The University welcomes feedback from the public; therefore, as soon as possible before May 2, 2024, please send your questions and comments to this email address:

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