BLUEFIELD, VA – Bluefield University announces new and updated affordable tuition rates for eligible students in the local area and the Commonwealth of Virginia for the 2022-2023 academic year. The tuition rates were approved in the spring meeting of its Board of Trustees.
“We realize that the affordability of higher education continues to be a kitchen table conversation for many families,” said Sherelle Morgan, Interim Associate Vice President for Admissions. “We have crafted our two best tuition models to serve those we were founded to serve 100 years ago both here in our local region of Southwest Virginia and Southern West Virginia, alongside the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
Crafted as an expansion of the institution’s Pathways tuition program for students from the local community, students will now have the option of paying a flat tuition rate.
Pathways Tuition Rate
Eligible students must have a 3.0 GPA eligible for Pell funding to qualify for a tuition rate of $13,800. This tuition program is the University’s best rate in honor of the institution’s 100th year of service to the community it was founded to serve. It is available to high school, home school, and students from any Virginia Community College. Pathways students are also available for a reduced rate to reside on-campus. This program is available to students who reside in the following counties:
Virginia – Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Floyd, Grayson, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, Russell, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, and Wythe
West Virginia – McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming
Commonwealth Connection Tuition Rate
Eligible students must have a 3.0 GPA to qualify for a tuition rate of $15,000. This tuition program was established to provide an exclusive rate to all Virginia high school, homeschool students, and students transferring from any Virginia Community College.
“For a majority of families, the price tag of any institution is not what is paid,” said Morgan. “That may lead to a lot of negotiation without knowing a bottom line. We seek to eliminate this practice and ensure local and Virginia families of future Bluefield University students have clarity on the tuition so they can experience the many wonderful features of our Christ-centered learning community.”
A majority, if not all, of each tuition rate, may be covered through the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG), Pell grant funding, outside scholarship assistance, and other identified funding sources. Students and their families can learn more about these rates and other offerings by inquiring at www.bluefield.edu/apply or calling 276.326.4231.