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News source: WDTV of Monongalia County, WV.

West Virginia University is planning to slap a surcharge on international students.  Beginning this spring term, all international undergraduate students will be “taxed” an additional $300 on top of their full tuition.

“The purpose of the fee is to cover the costs of meeting government regulations, issuing student visa documents and to provide support services to international students,” according to

An Unhappy Voice

The fee is kind of unfair, honestly. Knowing that we’re paying a high amount of money already for school, almost $30,000 a year, and now they want to impose $300 more for international students. I think it’s a little bit unfair just because we’re not only bringing diversity to the school, but we’re bringing profits.

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All international undergraduate students are expected to pay the extra $300 fee at the beginning of the coming spring semester.   The fee is exempt for international graduate students who are on assistantship.

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