A piggy bank, strung up by wire tied around the coin slots, hangs from a tree in Monroe Park. It’s a piñata waiting for the inevitable carnage. A VCU student’s life laid out in metaphor.
VCU this semester started charging students $50 or $100 for GRTC transit passes. Previously, these transit passes were free to students who enrolled full- and part-time at the university. After learning about this new fee via students on social media (not through the university itself), I decided to start a petition on Change.org. VCU has done a poor job communicating changes to the GRTC transit program to both new and returning students.
With a new tuition proposal on the table, students could be looking at a new way of paying for their classes at VCU.
Students and administrators discussed possible tuition increases and other changes for the 2013-2014 school year during a forum discussion in the Ginter House Board Room on Tuesday afternoon.