Radford University Board of Visitors to Consider 2024-2025 Tuition and Fees

Radford University Board of Visitors will consider tuition and mandatory fee rates for the 2024-2025 academic year at its quarterly meeting on March 22, 2024, at the Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 North Jefferson Street, Roanoke, Virginia.

In preparation for the meeting, the Board of Visitors will host a budget overview and public comment session on March 12 from 3–4:30 p.m. in the Mary Ann Jennings Hovis Memorial Board Room in Martin Hall at 915 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia. 

During this session, Vice President for Finance and Administration Rob Hoover will present a financial overview and fiscal year 2025 considerations. Following the presentation, the Board of Visitors will receive public comment on the proposed tuition and fee rates.

The Board of Visitors will consider an increase between 0 and 2 percent in tuition and mandatory fees for undergraduate students. Radford University has maintained a strong commitment to the Highlander educational experience remaining accessible and affordable for students and their families now and into the future. Radford University remains one of the lowest total cost public institutions in Virginia. Several factors will determine whether an increase is necessary, including: the anticipated budget for the Commonwealth of Virginia and specific allocations to support the University, as well as student services initiatives contained in the University’s Strategic Plan, rising operational costs and any state-mandated compensation increases.

Public Comment

Anyone interested in the opportunity to provide public comment, please see the following.

  • The public can sign up to speak at the Public Comment Session by emailing bov@radford.edu until noon on Friday, March 8, 2024. 
  • Each speaker is limited to three minutes and must restrict their comments to tuition and fees only. A written copy of the comments is requested, but not required.
  • Anyone who has not signed up to speak by the deadline may sign in at the Public Comment Session. If time permits, they will be given an opportunity to speak.
  • During the Public Comment Session, Board members will not provide comment, feedback or answer questions; however, every comment will be heard and considered.
  • Written comments may be submitted to tuition@radford.edu until 5 p.m. on March 19, 2024.
  • Copies of the public comments will be provided to all Board members for review prior to any decision regarding tuition and fees.
  • Please call 540-831-5426 with any questions about the process.

The Board of Visitors meeting on March 22, 2024, will begin at 9 a.m. and will be streamed to the public. It can be accessed from the Board of Visitors website. During the meeting, should there be a disruption in the audio or video transmission, please call 540-831-5401. The meeting will recess until public access is restored. If changes are made to the format of the meeting, a new meeting notice will be issued.

Radford University is providing notice of the Board of Visitors’ consideration of tuition and mandatory fees rates for the 2024-2025 academic year and the opportunity for public comment in accordance with Code of Virginia §23.1-307. D. and E.

Originally posted Feb. 21, 2024

Mar 6, 2024