[7-School-Info]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]

The rainfall in our area has caused some school delays and closings this morning...
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
In Bland County- schools are running 2 hours late... IN Smyth county, schools are CLOSED for the day... And schools in Wythe county are running 2 hours late.
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[7-11Tech-Tuition]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC-38:18]
[GRAPHIC=College Tuition]

The sagging state budget has officially hit home at Virginia Tech.
Today the University's Board of Visitors will meet to decide on the new tuition rates that will begin in the fall semester.
And as Justin McLeod discovered, the budget cutbacks are bringing more than just higher tuition to the Tech campus.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of students talking at table]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :06]
[SUPER=01-Beth Schaffer/VT Student; :12]
[SUPER=01-Adeline Connolly/VT Student; :18]
[SUPER=01-Kristen Fetrow/Out of State Student; :38]
[SUPER=@justin1; :46]
[SUPER=01-Joe Hickman/VT Student; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Blacksburg]

((((NAT SOUND OF STUDENTS TALKING AT TABLE))
It's on the minds of many students here at Virginia Tech.....tutition is going up, but by how much won't be known until Monday.
[SOT 19:09:25; 19:07:28]
[IN Q=It really sucks]

((BETH SCHAFFER/TECH STUDENT: IT REALLY SUCKS BECAUSE I HAVE TO START TAKING LOANS AS OF NEXT YEAR AND I HAVE TO PAY THEM ALL BACK MYSELF, SO HOW AM I SUPPOSE TO DO THAT?)) ((ADELINE CONNOLLY/TECH STUDENT: I THINK IT'S A LITTLE RIDICULOUS CAUSE FROM THE PAPER WE ARE HAVING THE HIGHEST TUTITION INCREASE OF ALL THE VIRGINIA SCHOOLS.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=the Virginia schools]


An increase that could range anywhere between six to nine percent.
For in state students the hike may mean a little more than two hundred dollars.
But for out of state students, the tutition increase could add to more than a thousand dollars.
[SOT 18:54:42]
[IN Q=I have two brothers]

((KRISTEN FETROW/OUT OF STATE STUDENT: I HAVE TWO BROTHERS SO THEY'LL BE GOING THROUGH COLLEGE TOO SO IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF STRAIN, BUT I GUESS WE'LL BE ALRIGHT.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=we'll be alright]
[SOT 19:14:01]
[IN Q=College administrators]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS REALIZE ANY TUTITION INCREASE CAN BE A HARDSHIP FOR STUDENTS. THAT'S WHY EVEN AS THE COST OF EDUCATION GOES UP SO WILL THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL AID. THE STATE HAS ALLOCATED AN EXTRA 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FUNDS FOR FINANCIAL AID NEXT YEAR.))
[Runs= 14]
[OUT Q=aid next year]

((NAT SOUND OF STUDENTS TALKING))
But the state also wants Tech to cut 26-million dollars from its budget.
The tutition increase would generate just a little over nine million dollars.
So Tech must make other cuts, and that could mean cuts in staff, programs, and course offerings.
[SOT 19:01:59]
[IN Q=I heard every]

((JOE HICKMAN/STUDENT: I HEARD EVERY DEPARTMENT HAS TO CUT BACK BETWEEN FIVE AND TEN PERCENT OR SOMETHING AND THAT'S A LOT TO CUT OUT OF A PROGRAM. IT'S GOING TO AFFECT EVERYONE ON CAMPUS WHETHER YOUR IN STATE OR OUT OF STATE.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=or out of state]


University officials say no matter how difficult or unpopular a tutition increase is this year, students should prepare for the likelyhood of another one next year. Justin McLeod, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[45-School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


We have a couple of school announcements to pass along this morning....
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Schools in Bland County are on a 2 hour delay... Schools in Smyth County are closed today, and schools in Wythe County are also on a two hour delay.
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[45-11Tech-Tuition]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC-38:18]
[GRAPHIC=College Tuition]

Virginia Tech students will be in for a change soon....The University's Board of Visitors meets today to set tutition rates that will begin in the fall semester.
And as Justin McLeod reports--that's not the only change coming to the Tech campus.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of students talking at table]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :06]
[SUPER=01-Beth Schaffer/VT Student; :12]
[SUPER=01-Adeline Connolly/VT Student; :18]
[SUPER=01-Kristen Fetrow/Out of State Student; :38]
[SUPER=@justin1; :46]
[SUPER=01-Joe Hickman/VT Student; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Blacksburg]

((((NAT SOUND OF STUDENTS TALKING AT TABLE))
It's on the minds of many students here at Virginia Tech.....tutition is going up, but by how much won't be known until Monday.
[SOT 19:09:25; 19:07:28]
[IN Q=It really sucks]

((BETH SCHAFFER/TECH STUDENT: IT REALLY SUCKS BECAUSE I HAVE TO START TAKING LOANS AS OF NEXT YEAR AND I HAVE TO PAY THEM ALL BACK MYSELF, SO HOW AM I SUPPOSE TO DO THAT?)) ((ADELINE CONNOLLY/TECH STUDENT: I THINK IT'S A LITTLE RIDICULOUS CAUSE FROM THE PAPER WE ARE HAVING THE HIGHEST TUTITION INCREASE OF ALL THE VIRGINIA SCHOOLS.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=the Virginia schools]


An increase that could range anywhere between six to nine percent.
For in state students the hike may mean a little more than two hundred dollars.
But for out of state students, the tutition increase could add to more than a thousand dollars.
[SOT 18:54:42]
[IN Q=I have two brothers]

((KRISTEN FETROW/OUT OF STATE STUDENT: I HAVE TWO BROTHERS SO THEY'LL BE GOING THROUGH COLLEGE TOO SO IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF STRAIN, BUT I GUESS WE'LL BE ALRIGHT.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=we'll be alright]
[SOT 19:14:01]
[IN Q=College administrators]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS REALIZE ANY TUTITION INCREASE CAN BE A HARDSHIP FOR STUDENTS. THAT'S WHY EVEN AS THE COST OF EDUCATION GOES UP SO WILL THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL AID. THE STATE HAS ALLOCATED AN EXTRA 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FUNDS FOR FINANCIAL AID NEXT YEAR.))
[Runs= 14]
[OUT Q=aid next year]

((NAT SOUND OF STUDENTS TALKING))
But the state also wants Tech to cut 26-million dollars from its budget.
The tutition increase would generate just a little over nine million dollars.
So Tech must make other cuts, and that could mean cuts in staff, programs, and course offerings.
[SOT 19:01:59]
[IN Q=I heard every]

((JOE HICKMAN/STUDENT: I HEARD EVERY DEPARTMENT HAS TO CUT BACK BETWEEN FIVE AND TEN PERCENT OR SOMETHING AND THAT'S A LOT TO CUT OUT OF A PROGRAM. IT'S GOING TO AFFECT EVERYONE ON CAMPUS WHETHER YOUR IN STATE OR OUT OF STATE.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=or out of state]


University officials say no matter how difficult or unpopular a tutition increase is this year, students should prepare for the likelyhood of another one next year. Justin McLeod, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[8-School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]

Due to heavy rainfall, we have some school delays and closings to pass along this morning...
(XXXXXX)

[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
In Bland County- schools are running 2 hours late... IN Smyth county, schools are CLOSED for the day... And schools in Wythe county are also closed.
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[8-11Tech-Tuition]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC-38:18]
[GRAPHIC=College Tuition]


Virginia Tech students will have to adjust to higher tuition fees.
The University's Board of Visitors will meet today to set the new rates. They will take effect the upcoming fall semester.
As Justin McLeod reports, that's only one of the many changes on the way to Tech.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of students talking at table]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :06]
[SUPER=01-Beth Schaffer/VT Student; :12]
[SUPER=01-Adeline Connolly/VT Student; :18]
[SUPER=01-Kristen Fetrow/Out of State Student; :38]
[SUPER=@justin1; :46]
[SUPER=01-Joe Hickman/VT Student; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Blacksburg]

((((NAT SOUND OF STUDENTS TALKING AT TABLE))
It's on the minds of many students here at Virginia Tech.....tuition is going up, but by how much won't be known until Monday.
[SOT 19:09:25; 19:07:28]
[IN Q=It really sucks]

((BETH SCHAFFER/TECH STUDENT: IT REALLY SUCKS BECAUSE I HAVE TO START TAKING LOANS AS OF NEXT YEAR AND I HAVE TO PAY THEM ALL BACK MYSELF, SO HOW AM I SUPPOSE TO DO THAT?)) ((ADELINE CONNOLLY/TECH STUDENT: I THINK IT'S A LITTLE RIDICULOUS CAUSE FROM THE PAPER WE ARE HAVING THE HIGHEST TUITION INCREASE OF ALL THE VIRGINIA SCHOOLS.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=the Virginia schools]


An increase that could range anywhere between six to nine percent.
For in state students the hike may mean a little more than two hundred dollars.
But for out of state students, the tutition increase could add to more than a thousand dollars.
[SOT 18:54:42]
[IN Q=I have two brothers]

((KRISTEN FETROW/OUT OF STATE STUDENT: I HAVE TWO BROTHERS SO THEY'LL BE GOING THROUGH COLLEGE TOO SO IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF STRAIN, BUT I GUESS WE'LL BE ALRIGHT.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=we'll be alright]
[SOT 19:14:01]
[IN Q=College administrators]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS REALIZE ANY TUITION INCREASE CAN BE A HARDSHIP FOR STUDENTS. THAT'S WHY EVEN AS THE COST OF EDUCATION GOES UP SO WILL THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL AID. THE STATE HAS ALLOCATED AN EXTRA 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FUNDS FOR FINANCIAL AID NEXT YEAR.))
[Runs= 14]
[OUT Q=aid next year]

((NAT SOUND OF STUDENTS TALKING))
But the state also wants Tech to cut 26-million dollars from its budget.
The tuition increase would generate just a little over nine million dollars.
So Tech must make other cuts, and that could mean cuts in staff, programs, and course offerings.
[SOT 19:01:59]
[IN Q=I heard every]

((JOE HICKMAN/STUDENT: I HEARD EVERY DEPARTMENT HAS TO CUT BACK BETWEEN FIVE AND TEN PERCENT OR SOMETHING AND THAT'S A LOT TO CUT OUT OF A PROGRAM. IT'S GOING TO AFFECT EVERYONE ON CAMPUS WHETHER YOUR IN STATE OR OUT OF STATE.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=or out of state]


University officials say no matter how difficult or unpopular a tuition increase is this year, students should prepare for the likelihood of another one next year. Justin McLeod, News 7, Blacksburg.))