ECU Tuition Hike Approved

A 22.6% tuition hike over two years has been approved for East Carolina University students.

UNC President Erskine Bowles approved tuition hikes for the state's 16 universities on Tuesday.

For undergrad in-state residents, the increase will be broken down over a two year period, $300 for 2010-11 and $263 in 2011-12. For out of state undergrads, and those attending the Brody School of Medicine, a $750 hike will be immediate.

ECU graduate students, both in-state and out of state, will see a $27 hike this coming year, followed by a $387 jump next year.

The increased tuition comes on top of a $200 hike for all students that had already been enacted.
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  • by Jughead Location: Broadway on Jul 24, 2010 at 11:06 AM
    The majority if the bills in this country is paid by the middle class and small business. Those who are less fortunate or LAZY will always benefit from the Democrats because without them the dems have no voter base. Sooner or later folks will get sick of it all. I doubt I will be sending my son to ECU now.Bowles must live in a bubble along with Obama and Perdue but that bubble is about to POP!
  • by Really? on Jul 14, 2010 at 08:17 PM
    Come on people is this really a race issue? I know both White and Black students that get tons of Financial Aid, but guess what...that has to be paid back with interest (not many grants cover total costs). Most of the time going to college these days sets you back so far that it takes 10-20 years to pay off these debts, if you can find a job. I was lucky that my parents had the foresight to set up an account that paid for my education all the way through Grad School, but I do know friends that are 100K in debt and I could not imagine having to live with that burden. Also, NC has some of the CHEAPEST tuition rates in the nation, which is why so many people from the NE come down here for school. I don't agree with the hike, but think we also need to consider that we do pay very little compared to the states around us. UNC is consistently ranked in the top 5 for best value for your education...
  • by Dixiegirl929 on Jul 14, 2010 at 07:37 PM
    WELL...somebody has to pay for all those students who don't pay ANYTHING! While parents like me (Crackers) have to pay for others to go.
  • by Dave Location: In a jet on Jul 14, 2010 at 05:15 PM
    ECU is raising tuition because they are trying to compete with the actual GOOD schools in NC such as Duke, NC, NCST, Wake, and even Wilmington!
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Jul 14, 2010 at 04:09 PM
    All effort needs to be put into improving the overall economy and to reducing unemployment back to a healthy 5%. This would solve the state budget crises.
  • by ECU Student Location: Greenville on Jul 14, 2010 at 03:52 PM
    I cannot help but be mad! I am trying to further my education & I have to pay hundreds of extra dollars to ECU when they are talking about builidng a new house for Chancellor Ballard!!! Private funds or not, I dont like this one bit!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2010 at 01:43 PM
    At least there will be smaller class size in the future. Most 4 year college education is over rated. A lot of people do just as well if not better, going to a community college and learning a trade.
  • by pissed on Jul 14, 2010 at 01:14 PM
    I agree.I wish i could do some work at my home but i am paying ECU right now and for the next 4 years for my son.If he or she wants to remodel they need to pay for it.I and a lot others sure do not need to.They already live there free.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2010 at 12:36 PM
    To Harley what make you think that white folks are paying for other people education. I have co-workers who are white that can't afford to pay for anyones education. I am black and I also help pay for kid's education. So are the blacks who work hard as area technicians and factory workers(who are mostly black). There are alot hard working black people in this world and to say white folks pay their way is just plain ignorant. My mother worked on the farm for 15 years and then worked in the factory for 23 years and you have the nerve to write that statement. I know your father and mother are teaching you this, because you are obviously a child who is still wet behind the ears.
  • by HARLEY Location: NC on Jul 14, 2010 at 12:35 PM
    @Grad Student,yes white people do pay more in costs for college.Where do you think the money comes from for the socioeconomical folks to attend.Their sure not paying.
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