Task Force Discusses Big Tuition Hike For UNC- Chapel Hill

The sweeping cuts to universities in North Carolina could have a major impact on students at UNC-Chapel Hill if substantial hikes in tuition and fees are approved.

Monday, the Tuition and Fee Advisory Task Force met for two hours and recommended a $2,800 raise in undergraduate tuition and fees over five years. The totals would jump $800 in 2012-13. The task force is proposing an $1,800 increase in fees, for a total of tuition and fees of nearly $8,000. Non-resident tuition, which is just under $25,000 would rise only 6.5 percent


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  • by Pack Man Location: Knightdale on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:32 AM
    I think they just need to stop forking out tax money to that horrible university in that horrible town. For UNC-Cheater Hill to only have 60% of students in state, that should cause our state government to cut off funding to that sorry institution that stands up for cheating and trying to get by.
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      by to pack man on Nov 16, 2011 at 09:04 AM in reply to Pack Man
      Where is your 60% figure coming from? There is a state-mandated out-of-state student cap at 18%. Next time, research some real facts and then maybe you can get the respect you are trying to get by bashing UNC. You can also climb down from your throne of arrogance, cheating happens at every college. It's not something UNC is proud of by any means, but it doesn't give you the moral high ground to attack.
  • by Eastern Location: NC on Nov 15, 2011 at 07:52 AM
    This is so students from North Carolina cannot attend. I get so sick to my stomach when I watch people from North Carolina support Duke in sports because only 17% of the student body is from NC. I understand they want diversity but my tax money...MY TAX money helps pay for the the public college systems. Students from North Carolina should fill those halls FIRST. I cannot do anything about Duke because it is a private school but I can speak my piece about the public schools. In classes of 178 or more students only 1 student is accepted to Chapel Hill. That is wrong. There is so much diversity just within this state. These public university systems should be 95% students from NC. I understand that UNC-Chapel Hill is like 60% of the students are from NC. That is an old percentage. It may be greater or it may be lower but I think 95% of the students should be from NC. My tax money, the money of my ancestors who can be traced by to the 1700s built that campus. I want it to benefit my people; not the people of other states. Now they want to make it even harder for my fellow NC students to attend that college. I am telling you it is an underhand trick to keep the college for the elite of the nation.
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      by uh on Nov 15, 2011 at 09:11 AM in reply to Eastern
      Actually, the notion in play here is that students from other states benefit the UNC system every bit as much as UNC benefits those out of state students. If you limit UNC to 95% in-state students, the standards go down, and NC's most talented students will be recruited to other states' elite schools instead.
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        by Eastern on Nov 15, 2011 at 02:18 PM in reply to uh
        I have heard this tired argument for years. Students who are residents in this state are diverse. Students from the Piedmont have no clue; absolutely no clue how students from the Eastern area of this state live. Just like our students have no clue about their lives either. I understand they pay higher tuition and all of that. I am educated. I was accepted there many, many years ago. I did not attend that fine institution because I received a full academic scholarship to another fine institution. I am a product of eastern North Carolina who happens to see that few and fewer of OUR talented students from the east are denied admission to this institution because they do not have access to all the AP and honors classes that others do. It is a disparity in education opportunity and local income for these young men and women; not a disparity in intelligence. We created our public university system for a reason many years ago. To provide an affordable college education to those you could not afford a private education. Many of the individuals "coming down South" are not the creme of the crop from the public school systems but those who cannot AFFORD their local public university. I, as an educated taxpayer, have issues with that. I believe our children in this great state should be taken care of. I would agree to 85% being North Carolina residents. I personally have not checked the facts on UNC but have for Duke, but I believe many would be shocked to know just how many out of state students are present at our public universities.
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          by uh on Nov 16, 2011 at 08:03 PM in reply to Eastern
          But even there, Universities don't check your intelligence as part of the admissions process. They check achievement and aptitude test scores. And NC public schools rank low, relative to those of other states- especially in math. The students who do have high achievement and aptitude scores will want to go to highly competitive schools. For UNC to remain competitive, it has to bring in out of state students, simply based on the achievement and aptitude test scores. And with regard to Chapel Hill, they would say if you are from in-state and your scores aren't as high as some of the out-of-state students, there are 16 other campuses. And if you think diversity is exemplified by looking at both ends of North Carolina, I respectfully but emphatically disagree. But right there, the leadership of this state and its schools is also behind on professional cultural competency.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 at 05:31 AM
    someone has to pay for the tutors.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 14, 2011 at 10:07 PM
    Poor Kerliner.
  • by Norman Location: NC on Nov 14, 2011 at 09:50 PM
    Where are the protesters Now? Big Tuition Hike's ? Wall Street? High price of gas , eggs & milk? It is all G W Bush's Fault. LOL
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      by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 at 02:39 AM in reply to Norman
      Let me guess,,,,cost of college was out of reach for you too.
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        by saywha? on Nov 15, 2011 at 07:49 AM in reply to
        I don't think it was the cost that kept ol' Norman out of college.
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        by Boats on Nov 15, 2011 at 07:57 AM in reply to
        Was out of reach for me too. But I worked 2 jobs and was able to get my education any way. Nobody gave it to me. It wasn't an entitlement, I had to work for it. some people seem to have forgotten that.
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