The Board of Visitors approved a 7 percent tuition increase for in-state students and a 6 percent increase for out-of-state students for summer 2011.

The percentages reflect the discrepancy between the 2010–11 rates and the new summer rates.

“Because the university budget for fiscal year 2012 has not yet been finalized, the rates for the 2011-12 year could differ from the summer rates,” according to a Mason Gazette article. “The final tuition and fee rates for the next academic year will be set at the May BOV meeting.”