Increased fees will help pay for VCU's basketball program

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - We have a better picture of who's helping pay for VCU basketball coach, Shaka Smart's big raise.

VCU announced plans to increase student fees by $50.

So, now students will pay $1,637.

That goes into effect July 1st.

The increase will help give the basketball program an extra $733,000 to pay for salaries, scholarships, and sports facility repairs.

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