- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia State University is planning to freeze the cost of tuition for a portion of its student body starting next fall.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the university announced Monday afternoon that students who participate in the Yellow Jacket Connection program, which allows high school students to earn credit toward a diploma and a college degree, will be eligible for the new tuition loyalty program.

Currently, high school students can earn college credit for $25 per credit hour through West Virginia State, and must complete six credit hours to participate. The new program will ensure that, whatever tuition price students enroll at as freshman, they will continue to pay that price through their senior year.

University president Anthony Jenkins says he may expand the tuition-freeze program in the future.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.

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