The William & Mary Board of Visitors will host a public hearing April 4, 2022 to provide an overview of the university’s budget, potential actions on undergraduate tuition and fees for the upcoming 2022-23 academic year and seek public comment. 

Section 23.1-307 (D) of the Code of Virginia requires that 30 days prior to approving an increase in undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees, the boards of visitors of Virginia’s higher education institutions announce the range of increase under consideration, the proposed use of any incremental revenue and allow for public comment. 

The public hearing will take place in room 127A of Tucker Hall, located at 350 James Blair Drive in Williamsburg, Va., from 4:30-5:30 p.m. It will include a presentation by the administration, and time for comments from the general public. It comes in advance of the April 20-22 meeting of the W&M Board of Visitors to consider tuition rates for the upcoming year.

In addition to participating in the public hearing, members of the public can comment on the proposed tuition and fee ranges via an online form.

At the April meeting, the Board will set tuition and fees for all students for the 2022-23 academic year. As part of those actions, the Board will consider an increase ranging from 0% to 4.6% in undergraduate tuition, consistent with the university’s Six-Year Plan,and an increase ranging from 0% to 4.6% in mandatory fees.  Current in-state students who matriculated before fall of 2020 will continue to see no annual increases in tuition, consistent with the terms set previously by the Board for those classes. All students will be subject to any increase in mandatory fees.

Revenue generated from tuition and fees, in combination with other revenues will likely be used to address personnel costs, including the university’s share of any state-mandated salary increases for employees or university commitments related to salaries, fringe and health benefit changes, need-based financial aid, strategic institutional initiatives, and contractually obligated cost escalations for university services. The exact uses will be determined in part by budget actions yet to be finalized by the Governor and General Assembly.