Making Good on Our Commitment to Affordability: Tuition remains the same as last year

Making good on Longwood’s commitment to affordability, the Board of Visitors (the university’s governing body) decided at their most recent meeting that there would be no increase in tuition this year, making this the second time in three years that Longwood’s budget has not included a tuition increase.

Longwood’s average percentage increase in tuition over recent years is one of the very lowest among Virginia public universities—an average of 3 percent per year since 2014.

Overall, we hope this is good news for your family.

Specifically, annual in-state, full-time tuition (12-18 credit hours per semester) in 2021-22 will be the same as in 2019-20 and 2020-21:
In-state annual tuition

The university has restructured full-time, out-of-state tuition for 2021-22 (12-18 credit hours per semester), resetting both tuition and scholarship award amounts. The net result of this adjustment is that out-of-state, full-time tuition costs, with scholarship awards taken into consideration, will remain flat in 2021-22 as well.
Out-of-state annual tuition

There will be a small increase in the comprehensive fee for next year, 3.14 percent, for both in-state and out-of-state students. This fee funds auxiliary operations including health services, student activities, career services and recreation opportunities.

Costs for meal plans and housing were set earlier this year.

The 2021-22 academic year includes substantial support for the financial needs of students, addressing a need for families impacted by Covid-19. More than $17.5 million will be given to students in financial support in the 2021-22 academic year.

“Longwood recognizes the impact the last year has had on family budgets, and we maintain our commitment to keeping college affordable,” said President W. Taylor Reveley IV. “We have examined every area of the university for savings and efficiencies with the goal in mind of keeping tuition flat again for our students. With support from the governor and General Assembly, we’ve made real progress and will continue to work on our students’ and families’ behalf on college affordability.”

—Sabrina Brown