Tuition Likely Headed Up At NC Public Universities

Tuition at North Carolina's public universities, including ECU, appear to be headed higher next fall, with undergraduates at some campuses seeing double-digit jumps for in-state rates.

The budget committee for the University of North Carolina Board of Governors on Thursday backed the tuition increases as expected. A final vote by the board is expected Friday.

Most of the 16 university campuses plan to raise tuition by the 6.5 percent maximum set by the governing board.

That will mean an extra $313 on top of this year's undergraduate tuition of $4,800 at UNC-Chapel Hill, and an extra $170 for the North Carolina A&T State University undergraduate now paying $2,600.

Some campuses decided to spread out special increases that kicked in last year, meaning double-digit increases this fall.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Feb 12, 2011 at 05:09 PM
    bigfruitcake, Ok, so you screwed up...you don't have to post your opine about me....its about you...yep you. First you failed as a citizen and as an American for not learning about the man you voted for. Second, did you know he printed a book about what he wanted? Did you know he was a socialist/marxist? Did you know you would be wearing a barqa and never post again if he had his way? You need to stick to making fruitcakes....obviously, you have no idea of the damage you did by being irresponsible....don't vote until you learn about being responsible...and please don't send me a fruitcake....although they make good valve cover gaskets on an old Chevy....
  • by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2011 at 06:28 AM
    Didn't Obama promise to make College more affordable for students hmm I guess that was just another all talk no action promise that we have all seen oh wait it takes longer than 2 years to make it happen. If NC would cut the pay for some of these college professors like they have done with the other state employees and stop wasting so much money our colleges could be more affordable.Remember what they were paying Mrs. Easley to do nothing, That 196,000 a year could have been put to better use.
  • by REM Location: ENC on Feb 11, 2011 at 03:47 AM
    @BFB, Congolia, and wook wa: So you don't agree with the opinion of someone, so your answer is attack him personally instead of responding to the topic? Good job; I applaud your sense of reality. Most of what he posts is absolute truth. Do you disagree with sensible spending? I guess so, because that is exactly what he just detailed. I guess you all are attacking him just because he is "the enemy"; as evident by using the term "tea bagger". Being patriotic used to be an honorable thing in this nation; I guess that day is long gone.
  • by James Location: New Bern on Feb 11, 2011 at 12:31 AM
    @ bigfruitbasket... if you'll get your head out of obamas back side, you'll see that OSOC has solutions to the problems of this country. First and foremost, STOP SPENDING money, stop GIVING AWAY money, reduce regulations so businesses can thrive, cut government programs and government workers. Can't you people realize that government DOESN'T MAKE OR SELL A PRODUCT... IE they don't make a profit, they only CONSUME money. Also everyone in America will never be equal. There will always be millionaires and there will always be the poor. Some are willing to work hard and make something of themselves, some aren't. Get over it. Oh yeah bigfruitbasket, you'll like this one, we have got to get the big spending liberal democrats OUT OF OFFICE. $ 53 Billion for high speed rail ? Really ?? Amtrak loses $ 1 BILLION per year. People do not want to ride trains !! Fix our roads obuma. Isn't that why we pay all that gasoline TAX ?????
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 at 07:28 PM
    You can't handle the truth guys, OSOC is correct about a lot of issues most of the time, though I think his grammar may be inhibited by distilled spirits from time to time.
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    Congolia and BFB..you are both correct about OSOC. Same drivel over and over...just alike an old 78 RPM record stuck in a his groove...stuck in his groove....stuck in his grove....
  • by Congolia Location: Tickbite on Feb 10, 2011 at 06:23 PM
    Hear, Hear! Fruit Basket, I'm with you. Anytime I see a post by Snake I immediately scroll over it; such worn out drivel ain't worth my time.
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Feb 10, 2011 at 05:10 PM
    OSOC--dude give it a rest. We know what you're going to say. We get it--you're a Tea Bagger. You hate Obama. You hate Democrats. What I don't see are solutions to the mess, just outright criticsm and no substance. Plus, your spelling and grammar leave something to be desired.
  • by petey Location: washington on Feb 10, 2011 at 05:05 PM
    If universities would quit wasting money on unneeded fancy buildings, sport complexes and lavish offices they would not have to raise tuition!!!!
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Feb 10, 2011 at 04:32 PM
    Nice job Bev and democrats...you spent so much money for you pork that now tuition has to go up on the working young and those paying tuition! Wow, we all should be paying more for food and gas with so many unemployed...wow...you democrats got it going on right now. If you are a college student...gulp really hard and thank Bev for all she does and don't forget to thank Obama for 14 trillion in debt you will be paying in you life time. Hey, Gville's airport looks big now...just rember....you will paying for it for a long time. Didn't Usair cut out several flights from there and had to be subsidized by the feds to keep them going with reduced airfare? Well, what do I know...just the guy that runs snake oil for Obama...enjoy that hopey changey thing....
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