Glenville State College announces 2 percent decrease in tuition cost

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) - Glenville State College announced that the college will cut tuition for the 2018-19 academic year by at least 2 percent with the condition that GSC’s state appropriation does not decrease.

The announcement was made during a press conference Tuesday morning at the state Capitol. GSC President Tracy Pellett accompanied other education leaders during the event.

"The only way to create a more educated workforce and more prosperous West Virginia is through higher education attainment," Pellett said. "Past state budget reductions have resulted in substantial institutional tuition increases. State and Federal aid covers less costs associated with attendance while West Virginia 's student debt and loan default rate lead the nation. Glenville State has decided to provide the leadership and collaboration with legislators necessary to improve higher education attainment."

Glenville State will also be dropping its summer 2018 tuition rate by an unprecedented 25 percent, regardless of any ongoing budgetary discussions.

The announcement comes after GSC's declaration in August that it would not raise tuition for the 2017-18 academic year, the only four-year college or university in West Virginia to hold the line on tuition.