BOV Votes to Raise Summer Term Tuition and Fees

Posted: March 25, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University’s Board of Visitors (BOV) unanimously approved a 4.9 percent increase in summer term tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students yesterday at its March meeting The cost per credit hour will go from $213 to $223.50.

Other 2004 summer term rates per credit hour as approved yesterday by the BOV are:

  • In-state graduate: $257.50, a 5.1 percent increase

  • Out-of-state students: $659, a 5.8 percent increase

  • Law, in-state: $386, a 5.3 percent increase

  • Law, out-of-state: $789, a 5.5 percent increase

In other action, the BOV approved a new PhD program in computational social sciences.

Looking ahead to its annual summer retreat to be held in August, the BOV identified a series of academic and support service priorities to be pursued. Academic priorities include science development, funding for academic units, faculty diversity, honors programs, and international locations and global programs. Support service priorities include fully implementing the Banner information system, funding infrastructures in buildings, improving safety and security on campus, and expanding such areas as university life, university services, and auxiliary services.

It was also announced that Rector Edwin Meese, who has served in this capacity for the past six years and is stepping down in June after serving as a member of the BOV since 1996, will be this year’s commencement speaker. Meese and former George Mason President George Johnson will receive Mason Medals at commencement.

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