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The Blue & Gray Press | June 15, 2019

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President Paino engages with students about 2019-2020 budget

March 20, 2019 |

Staff Writer
With fourteen students, two board members, and six UMW administrators in attendance, President Paino went over the projections for the UMW budget next year and took questions about tuition and fees for the following year, and the budgetary considerations they are connected to. Read More

The rising cost of success needs a solution

September 13, 2018 |

Staff Writer
Tuition. The topic may sound threatening, but it doesn’t have to be that way.Read More

President Paino presents proposed 2018-2019 budget

April 19, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On Wednesday, April 11 as a part of the “Can We Talk” student forums, President Paino presented his proposed budget for the 2018-2019 school year to gauge student reactions to proposed tuition increases.Read More

Predicted tuition increase causes worry for students

April 5, 2018 |


Staff Writer

Recently the University of Mary Washington released the 2018-2019 estimated cost of attendance on the Financial Aid website, and the prices have appeared to increase.Read More

Tuition, room and board expected to rise for students next semester

February 4, 2016 |


An increase in tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students at the University of Mary Washington among other expenses is projected to take place at the beginning of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, according to an announcement made by Paul Messplay, executive director of budget financial analysis and Rick Pearce, vice president for administration and finance.Read More

Letter: BOV must prioritize affordability

April 1, 2015 |

Dear UMW Board of Visitors,

We write to you as a group of students from across the university deeply concerned about the Board’s plans to sharply increase tuition and fees for next year.Read More

UMW recognized for affordability, accessibility

February 4, 2015 |


The University of Mary Washington has again received national recognition for its academics and affordability, ranking as one of the Princeton Review’s top “Colleges That Pay You Back.”

The list, published on Feb. 3, features colleges that have notable academics, are affordable and provide a large number of career aspects for their graduates. The rating scale used to recognize the schools focused on how well each university offered a “return on education.”
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Editorial: Important measures should be taken to avoid placing budget cut burden on students

September 17, 2014 |

Last week, The Blue & Gray Press reported on the University of Mary Washington’s planned cuts in response to the Virginia state government’s $880 million budget shortfall. All other higher education institutions in Virginia have implemented similar cuts in response to lower than expected state funds.Read More

Increase in tuition and fees for students in fall

April 25, 2013 |

Increased tuition, student fees and room and board costs will result in a 3.8 percent total cost increase for undergraduate students in the 2013-2014 academic year at the University of Mary Washington.Read More

Decline in out-of-state applicants

April 4, 2013 |

University of Mary Washington’s out-of-state students pay 137 percent of the in-state students’ tuition cost, which is lower than the average of 153 percent for out-of-state tuition for Virginia universities.Read More

Tuition Town Hall informs students

March 21, 2013 |

The Student Government Association (SGA) sponsored a Tuition Town Hall to inform students about ongoing discussions regarding tuition and budgets of the University of Mary Washington.Read More

Obama Warns Colleges Not to Raise Tuition

February 22, 2012 |


President Barack Obama proposed a plan to help lower the cost of public college tuition in his State of the Union address in January, planning to reduce funding to those schools that continue to increase tuition.

“It … Read More

BOV Discusses Honors Program

December 1, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors met on Nov. 17 to discuss present and future plans for the university.  One of the items on the agenda for Friday morning was the forthcoming honors program.

The presentation, led by … Read More

Web Update: Tuition Increase Announced for Next Academic Year

May 17, 2011 |

Tuition, fees, room and board rates will increase for the 2011-2012 academic year for the University of Mary Washington, the Board of Visitors announced May 6.

Full-time, in-state students can expect an 8.8 percent rate increase bringing … Read More

Transfer Students Lose Expensive Credit Hours

February 2, 2011 |


Each year students transfer into the University of Mary Washington and unwittingly lose credit hours, or do not get them transferred as major credit, but rather as elective credits.

On the UMW website it states … Read More

President Addresses Campus Tuition Woes

January 19, 2011 |

Facing a wave of student opposition to proposed tuition increases, the Hurley administration plans to scale back the tuition increase it will seek for the next school year.

In October, Hurley said that UMW could face tuition increases of … Read More

Hurley Defends Possible UMW Tuition Increases

October 6, 2010 |

President Rick Hurley approached members of UMW’s Student Senate in a forum where he defended the planned tuition hike, addressing many students’ objections.

He opened his speech with the statement that no decision has been made yet regarding tuition.

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Proposed Tuition Hike Well Justified

October 6, 2010 |

By VALERIE LAPOINTE Assistant News Editor

In a forum open to the entire student body, President Hurley and Board of Visitor member, Xavier Richardson, addressed the Student Senate to discuss the details of the proposed tuition hikes. Hurley made it … Read More

Tuition Increased By up to 9 Percent

September 1, 2010 |


Though the tuition increase for this year is higher than it has been for Mary Washington in the past, it is still lower than at many other universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

“The overall driver for … Read More

Students Speak Out About Mid-Semester Tuition Hike

December 2, 2009 |

When the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors approved a mid-year tuition increase on Nov. 20, most students were not aware of the change. “I had no idea that that was happening, until someone brought it up,” senior Ashley … Read More

BOV Considers Mid-Year Tuition Increase

November 18, 2009 |

This Friday, the Board of Visitors will be deciding on a proposed mid-year $100 tuition increase, according to the Free Lance-Star.  If passed, the increase will be effective next semester. UMW is the only Virginia public university considering a mid-year … Read More

November 4, 2009 |

Paying tuition online with credit cards through EaglePAY, UMW’s online payment system, is convenient. With the click of the mouse, payment is immediately verified and visible on the computer screen. There is no trip to the cashier’s window in Lee … Read More