- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The board of governors of Shepherd University has approved a nearly 5 percent tuition increase.

The tuition increase applies to in-state and out-of-state students. They’ll also see an increase in room and board rates.

Starting in the fall, tuition for West Virginia students will be $3,285 per semester. For out-of-state students, tuition will be $8,314 per semester.

Room rates will increase 3.8 percent while board rates will rise by 2.06 percent.

The Journal (http://bit.ly/Q089Uc ) reports that Shepherd University’s enrollment has been fairly steady, but state funding has declined.