The mom of a Christopher Newport University student called last week to say she pays a lot more than the $10,084 annual tuition/fee rate reported in a story Wednesday.
That must be the cost for a single semester, she said in a voice message, because she pays about $20,000 a year for her son to attend CNU.
Both the story and the amount she pays are correct — tuition is often half the story when it comes to attending residential colleges.
With CNU's $9,528 room-and-board fee for undergraduate students, the total bill was $19,612 for most in-state undergraduates this school year.
That residential cost isn't negotiable for most —freshman, sophomore and juniors must live on campus unless they live with a parent in Newport News, Hampton or certain areas of York County.
That brings a four-year education at CNU to about $80,000 for most. That cost is projected to climb year-after-year.
The freshman class that enters CNU this fall will pay $92,772 for a four-year degree if they live on campus all four years, according to CNU's projected tuition costs.
The Board of Visitors will review and vote on tuition for 2012-2013 at Friday's meeting. It begins at 12:30 p.m. in the board room of the student union and is open to the public.
Rising third through ninth grade students can register to attend a computer, math or science camp at New Horizons Regional Education Centers this summer.
An eight-day session begins June 18 and a different seven-day session begins July 2. Students can register to attend one or both.
Each camp is 3.5 hours a day Monday through Thursday; times vary based on which camp you choose. Registration is first-come first-serve; tuition is $180 for the first session and $160 for the second. Transportation is not provided.
For details on what each camp offers or to register, go to http://www.nhrec.org/governorsschool/summercamps.php or contact Jennifer Haislip at email@example.com or 757-766-0000.
This year's Tidewater Community College graduation will be headlined by Jason Redman, a former Navy Seal and Chesapeake entrepreneur.
The event begins at 7 p.m. May 11 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk.
Redman is the founder of Wounded Wear, a nonprofit that provides free clothes and clothing modification to wounded soldiers and raises awareness of sacrifices made by servicemen and women.
While in Iraq in 2007, Redman was shot twice in the arm and once in the face. While recovering, he hung a sign on his hospital-room telling visitors not to feel sorry for him because he was hurt doing a job he loves for a country he loves, and that he is an incredibly tough person who will recover fully.
That sign now hangs in the Wounded Ward at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
According to TCC, nearly 1,800 students will earn associate degrees or certificates at the ceremony, including many current and former military members.
Shalash can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-247-4537. Read her education blog at dailypress.com/hallpass.