Virginia Tech tuition increasing

POSTED: 8:48 AM Apr 29 2013   UPDATED: 5:53 PM Apr 29 2013

Students at Virginia Tech will pay higher tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year.

Tech's Board of Visitors approved increases on Sunday that will raise annual in-state tuition and fees by $532 to $11,455. Out-of-state students will pay $27,211, a $1,296 increase.

Students who live on campus will pay an average $7,650 in room and board fees, a $396 increase.

A comprehensive fee that supports student services, athletics, health service and other student activities will increase by $79 to $1,752.

Tech says in a news release that an in-state undergraduate student who lives on campus will pay a total $19,105. The total cost for an out-of-state student living on campus will be $34,858.

Tech's board also increased the school's student financial aid budget by about $1 million.