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Predictability

We promise predictability for Virginia residents.

The Board of Visitors unanimously voted May 12, 2020 to roll back a previously adopted tuition increase for incoming in-state undergraduates and keep tuition and mandatory fees flat for all students, including in-state and out-of-state undergraduates, graduate and professional students. Learn more about the decision.

A tuition guarantee to help you plan your financial future.

Initially adopted in 2013, the William & Mary Promise was updated in 2019 to make it easier for families to compare higher education costs while maintaining the university’s commitment to excellence, affordability and predictability. The updated tuition model was anticipated to go into effect in the fall of 2020 and affect incoming in-state freshmen and transfers; however, the Board of Visitors announced on April 23, due to the impact of the pandemic on admitted students and their families, that it intends to roll back a previously adopted 3% tuition increase for incoming in-state undergraduates in fall 2020 and keep all tuition and mandatory fees flat next year. This would achieve a zero increase for tuition and mandatory fees for all students — in-state and out-of-state, undergraduate and graduate/professional. The Board of Visitors will vote on the recommendation in May. Current students will not be affected.

View the most current estimated annual costs to attend W&M.

Virginia undergraduates

The W&M Promise provides predictability to all incoming Virginia undergraduates and their families for tuition, which historically has been the most volatile part of higher education’s total cost. With the Class of 2024, tuition increases were originally planned to be limited to no more than 3% per year for incoming in-state students; however, the Board of Visitors announced on April 23, due to the impact of the pandemic on admitted students and their families, that it intends to roll back the tuition increase for incoming in-state undergraduates and keep all tuition and mandatory fees flat next year. This would achieve a zero increase for tuition and mandatory fees for all students — in-state and out-of-state, undergraduate and graduate/professional. Tuition for current in-state W&M undergraduates will continue to be capped at the rate established upon their entry.