Some programs would see bigger increases, however. Tuition for physical activity and sports science students, for instance, would increase by $296 per semester, to $3,456 per semester and $6,912 per year.
The board also approved a 4.5 percent tuition increase for undergraduates at WVU Tech, which will not need HEPC approval. Tuition and fees for most in-state students will increase to $2,904 per semester, or $5,808 per year.
Tuition and fees for WVU's average in-state graduate students will increase almost 6 percent to $3,609 per semester, although some graduate programs will see larger increases.
Weese said the university would continue to look at ways to trim costs. He said WVU would ask each vice president to come up with a 10 percent cut to their department budget for fiscal year 2015.
"Time is your friend here. Time gives us the option to address the cuts more strategically," he said.
Weese said future cuts to WVU's budget by the Legislature would be "devastating," however.
"I'm not sure how we'd survive that. It'd be a game changer," he said.
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