Radford University Carilion announces tuition cuts as $10M is allocated to the program by Virginia’s General Assembly

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RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — Radford University Carilion (RUC) has announced that the General Assembly has allocated funds totaling $10 million to its program.

These funds will allow Radford University to equalize tuition between the main campus and RUC for in-state students starting with the 2021-22 academic year, pending Gov. Ralph Northam’s signature on the recently-adopted budget.

In a letter to the Radford University family, President Brian Hemphill said:

“On behalf of RUC students and their families, I express our sincere appreciation and lasting gratitude to House and Senate members, as well as Governor Northam, for their significant investment in current and future generations of Highlanders who have a desire and skill to address the healthcare workforce crisis that is very real for our communities and the Commonwealth! Pending final action by Governor Northam, RUC tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students, beginning in August of 2021, will be approximately $12,000 representing a 55 percent decrease from the 2018-2019 JCHS (Jefferson College of Health Sciences) rate of $26,886 and compared to the current RUC rate of $21,792. It is anticipated that providing the same great education at a reduced rate, due to the incredible support from state officials, will have a positive impact on enrollment trends and workforce shortages.”

Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D, President of Radford University

The letter also mentioned that 88-percent of RUC students are residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. A total of 2,339 students are enrolled in health-related fields at Radford University’s main campus.

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