UNC Board Of Governors Considers Tuition Cap

The UNC Board of Governors is considering a tuition cap for the University of North Carolina system that would lock increases at 5 percent annually.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the plan also would limit tuition-funded financial aid for needy students at some campuses.

The plan would cap the amount of tuition revenue diverted to financial aid for lower-income students at 15 percent. That would essentially freeze tuition-funded financial aid at N.C. State University and UNC-Chapel Hill, which already exceeds that threshold.

The plan shows the ideological shift of the board, now dominated by Republicans who have complained about schools charging middle-income students more to subsidize low-income students.

A committee of the Board of Governors approved the plan Thursday. The full board is expected to vote Friday.

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