- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia says returning students will pay higher tuition this fall, but the increase will be half of what the university had planned.

The university had previously announced a 3 percent increase of in-state tuition for continuing students. In a news release Thursday, the university said an infusion of $3 million in state funds will allow it to scale back the increase to 1.5 percent, or about $168.

The previously approved 10 percent increase for new students also will be cut by 1.5 percent.

The state budget approved by the General Assembly in March provides about $120 million in new funding specifically to help keep public college tuition costs down and improve access for Virginia students.

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