In accordance with Section 23.1-307 of the Code of Virginiaand Board Policy 1106 Public Comment on Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fee Increases, Old Dominion University is asking the Board of Visitors to consider a tuition increase for undergraduate and graduate students ranging between 0 to 5%, effective summer semester. In addition, non-educational and general fees will increase 3.3% for all students. These increases reflect the continued commitment to affordability at Old Dominion, which remains the most affordable public doctoral institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The additional tuition and fee revenue will be used to retain and attract faculty, invest in STEM-H degree production, provide student financial assistance, maintain the operation of facilities, enhance the technology infrastructure and fund mandated compensation increases and board-approved capital investments in auxiliary fee-supported operations.

The projected semester increase for students could range between $58-$310 for full-time in-state students and between $58-$802 for out-of-state students.

In order to share comments on the options the Board of Visitors will consider for the 2020-2021 academic year, individuals may email the Board's student representative, Stephen Greiling at

In addition, individuals will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed 2020-21 tuition and fees during the Board's Executive Committee meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020. The meeting will be held at noon in the Board Room of the Kate and John R. Broderick Dining Commons (2ndFloor) and public comment will be allowed following the administration's presentation on the proposed tuition and fees.

Anyone who wishes to comment at this session must register in advance with the Executive Secretary to the Board of Visitors no later than noon on March 14, 2020. Requests must be made via email ( or telephone (757-683-3072) and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registered speakers will have up to three minutes each to speak and comment must be limited to the topic of undergraduate tuition and mandatory fee increases. The public comment session will be limited to 60 minutes.

The Board of Visitors will vote on the 2020-2021 Tuition and Fee Proposal at its meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2020.