Report: Virginia undergrads to pay more in tuition

Tuition is increasing for Virginia undergrads. (Photo: Associated Press)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A new report says undergraduates at Virginia's public colleges will pay an average of 7.9 percent more this year in tuition and mandatory fees.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia released the report Monday.

It says in-state undergraduates will pay an average of $704 more, while community college students will pay about $285 more.

The overall increase is less than last year, when tuition and fees went up an average of 10.6 percent.