WVU implements tuition hike

Students attending West Virginia University are dealing with the news that they'll see another 5 percent tuition and fee hike next fall. The school in Morgantown is trying to balance a $917 million budget and pay for a faculty pay raise. The board of governors voted to approve the tuition increase yesterday at its meeting in Charleston. $10 million in the budget plan is set aside for pay raises for faculty and staff. The staff raises are based on a salary schedule. The faculty raises are based on merit. The cost per semester for in-state students will increase by $145 to just over $3000, and the cost per semester for out-of-state residents will go up by $445 to about $9400.