Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell issues a request because of concerns about the affordability of a college education for Virginia residents.

Governor McDonnell is asking public colleges and universities in the Commonwealth to limit in-state tuition and fee increases for the fall semester.

The Governor's office has sent a letter to school presidents and boards throughout the state, making the request.  In the letter, Governor McDonnell asks that tuition increases voluntarily be held to the consumer price index's annual increase.  He says he is concerned about rising college costs, despite additional state funding during the past three years.