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VCU Board of Visitors to host budget and enrollment workshop April 11

All meetings will take place at the VCU College of Health Professions.

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The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors will hold in-person enrollment and budget workshop meetings on April 11, beginning at 8:30 a.m.* All meetings will take place at VCU College of Health Professions, 900 E. Leigh St. The public may view a livestream of the open session video conference at

Should you have any interruption with the video broadcast of the meeting, please contact Taron James at 804-828-8313. Details are below.

Senior administration will share an enrollment update followed by an overview of the university’s budget, including how resources are aligned to drive VCU’s success and value and potential actions on undergraduate tuition and fees.

VCU senior leaders will propose options to address inflationary costs while investing in innovative academic programming and applied learning to further grow student success and the value of a VCU degree. Under the proposed budget, these investments and costs are addressed by ongoing budget realignments, anticipated funding from the state and enrollment revenue.

Tuition and mandatory fee increases ranging from 0% to 4% for fiscal year 2024-25consistent with the university’s Six-Year Plan, will be presented. Visit here to see details about proposed tuition and fees.

VCU's board voted to hold tuition flat for undergraduate in-state students from FY20 through FY22 and to offset FY23 increases with one-time scholarships – keeping tuition and fees at or below inflation and realigning resources to address academic priorities, continued financial aid support, salary increases and military student waivers. These actions demonstrated VCU’s continued commitment to prioritizing affordability, accessibility and excellence.

No vote on tuition will take place at the April 11 workshop.

The Board of Visitors invites members of the community to provide feedback at the VCU FY25 Tuition & Fees Open Comment Portal. The board will also accept public comments during the full board meeting on May 10 prior to taking action on any proposed tuition increase and the university’s budget.


There will be a one-hour public comment period at the beginning of the day on April 11.

If you would like to offer public comment on April 11 at 8:30 a.m., you must register by providing the following information via email to name, email and phone number, VCU affiliation (e.g., student, faculty, employee, alumni, parent or member of the public), and request for reasonable accommodation if needed. Please note in the subject line that you are registering to speak at the April 11 BOV meeting public comment. You may also call Chelsea Gray, executive director of board and executive operations, at 804-828-9213 to register.

Speakers will proceed in the order of registration and should be in person or online at the start of the meeting at 8:30 a.m. Speakers will be limited to a maximum of three minutes each. Preference will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 20 individuals to register will have the opportunity to speak during the public comment period; individuals beyond the first 20 to register may submit written comments (see below). Speakers may provide materials in advance if they wish to share with the Board of Visitors.

Individuals unable to attend the public comment period or to provide comment during the allotted hour period may provide written comment via an open comment portal to ensure an adequate opportunity for informed public comment. All comments submitted to the portal must be made by 4:30 p.m., April 9.

Details of the meetings can be found at