Senator Mark Warner spoke to VCU students on Wednesday and addressed the issue of student loans debt by outlining his plan to alleviate some of the growing crisis if he is re-elected to Congress this November.
While a partisan stalemate over Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-15 trickled along in Richmond this spring, a much more straightforward trend washed over the whole state of Virginia: tuition and fees for state-sponsored institutions increased across the board.
As most students may know by now, Cabell library is currently undergoing a $50.8 million construction project. This means that almost 93,000 square feet of new space will be added to the facility and the existing 63,000 square feet of space will be completely renovated and improved, according to VCU News.
A mandatory student library fee may be installed soon to help finance the hiring of extra staff needed for the renovated building.
Part of VCU’s response to declining state funding was implementing a new per-credit-hour tuition structure that will have been in effect for an entire academic year this May.