December 3, 2022

UMW Prioritizes Affordability, Access With New Scholarship for In-State Undergraduates

UMWThe President and the Executive Committee of the Board of Visitors of the University of Mary Washington announced today the addition of a one-time scholarship to offset a 3% tuition increase for all in-state undergraduate students in the 2022-23 academic year, effectively keeping in-state undergraduate tuition at the same rate for four consecutive academic years. The board approved an increase of 3% for undergraduate annual tuition at the June 2022 meeting. In 2022-23, tuition for in-state undergraduate students is $8,938, an increase of $260. The university will provide approximately $700,000 in one-time scholarship funds to offset this increase, supporting Virginia students, while sustaining capacity for existing programs and staffing levels, funding new initiatives and employee raises, and addressing inflationary increases. This one-time reallocation of current funding is coupled with the state’s impressive investment in the University of Mary Washington, with key new funding for UMW’s arts, career building, faculty and staff salary increases, accessibility, affordability and museums. Read more.

UMW Board of Visitors Announces Tuition Fees for 2015-16

The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors has approved new rates for the 2015-2016 academic year. Full-time Virginia residents living on campus will pay $20,764, including tuition, fees, room and board. This amount represents an increase of $1,082 over 2014-15 rates. Similarly, full-time out-of-state students living on campus will pay $34,928, an increase of $1,960 over last year’s rate. Photographer“The UMW Board of Visitors is committed to advancing Mary Washington’s position as a premiere liberal arts university,” said Holly Cuellar, Rector for the Board of Visitors. “In order to do so, the Board strives to keep Mary Washington affordable, to attract a diverse student body, and to employ superb professors. It must accomplish these things in face of significant decline over the past decade in appropriation support from the Commonwealth.” “As the Board considers tuition and fee increases for the next academic year, key factors are the need to address faculty salary deficiencies and state-mandated retirement and health care increases,” said Cuellar. “The Board felt an obligation to move forward in establishing costs for next year.” The university, with a total enrollment of nearly 5,000 students, features colleges of business, education and arts and sciences, and three campuses, including a residential campus in Fredericksburg, a second one in nearby Stafford and a third in Dahlgren, which serves as a center of development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy, higher education institutions and the region’s employers.

UMW Board of Visitors Announces Tuition Fees for 2014-15

The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors has approved new rates for the 2014-2015 academic year. The UMW Board of Visitors recently announced the tuition rates for 2014-15. Full-time Virginia residents living on campus will pay $19,682, including tuition, fees, room and board. This amount represents an increase of $900 or 4.8 percent over 2013-14 rates. Similarly, full-time out-of-state students living on campus will pay $32,968, a 4.2 percent increase over last year’s rate. “What we’re offering is a competitive, reasonable and necessary rate,” said President Richard V. Hurley. Holly Cuellar, rector for the Board of Visitors, agreed. “The increase will allow UMW to continue its standard of excellence that has been a hallmark of the University,” she said. “While the General Assembly’s failure to adopt a budget continues to create uncertainty, the Board felt an obligation to move forward in establishing costs for next year,” Cuellar said. The university, with a total enrollment of more than 5,000 students, features colleges of business, education and arts and sciences, and three campuses, including a residential campus in Fredericksburg, a second one in nearby Stafford and a third in Dahlgren, which serves as a center of development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy, higher education institutions and the region’s employers.