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      George Mason U. tuition, fees increasing

      George Mason University students will face a tuition hike.

      Students at George Mason University will take a hit to their pocketbooks.

      The university's Board of Visitors voted to raise tuition, fees and room and board for in-state and out-of-state undergraduate students for the 2011-2012 school year.

      The annual cost for in-state tuition will increase by $1,012, or 5.7 percent. For out-of-state students, tuition will increase by $1,726, or 5 percent.

      The BOV stated it needed to raise tuition and fees so the university "can continue to provide its students and the region with academic programs of the highest caliber."