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King Announces Student Fee Structure for 2016-17; 3% Increase from Prior Year

BRISTOL, Tenn., Feb. 17, 2016 – King University’s interim president Richard A. Ray, Ph.D., says the University is pleased to be able to maintain room and board costs for on-campus students at the same rate at which they have been since 2011-12. However, King is moving forward to adopt a slight increase of three percent for tuition and fees only for the 2016-17 academic year.

“Affordability of a college education is always a concern for both students and parents. King’s executive leadership and board of trustees have worked together to develop a fee structure that allows students an affordable option to maximize financial aid opportunities and decrease post-graduate debt,” says Ray.

King’s Student Financial Services diligently works to provide students with the maximum amount of financial aid possible. Currently, more than 98% of students receive financial aid assistance at King. The combination of loan and grant opportunities through federal and state funding sources, as well as additional grant and scholarship assistance through King’s Annual Fund for Scholarships and Programs, continues to make education at King University affordable.

“Colleges across the nation have been experiencing increased costs because of weakened economic conditions,” said Rob Littleton, Ed.D., vice president for Student Affairs. “Coupled with the significant amount of financial aid available to King University students, we believe this fee structure maintains King as a remarkable value in higher education. Our goal is to provide the best resources available to assist our students in completing their degrees with as little debt possible.”

King University has recently received numerous recognitions including being ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Regional Universities” in the South for the 26th consecutive year. Additionally, The Princeton Review recommended King for the 12th straight year as one of the “Best Colleges in the Southeast.” King has also been named to the coveted Military Friendly® Schools list for the seventh straight year by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transition into civilian life.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or or contact King’s Student Financial Services at 423.652.4725 or


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.