HARRISONBURG, Va. -

Virginia students will soon pay more for classes at James Madison University.

JMU is raising its state tuition and fees for the next school year.

In-state students will pay $5,406 to take a full-time class load, which is at least 12 credits.

That's up $302  from this past school year.

Out-of-state students will pay $20,266. That's up almost $700.

JMU will also start differential tuition in August. This means students with certain majors -- like business, nursing and media arts and design -- will pay more than other students. Differential tuition is expected to offset costs of special equipment.