UNC-Chapel Hill Trustees Approve Tuition Hike

The trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill voted to approve a proposal that would raise in-state tuition by $2,800 over the next five years.

Students who attended the board meeting urged the trustees to delay the vote, but Chancellor Holden Thorp said it was "imperative" to vote Thursday. Some students carried signs urging board members to vote against an increase.

The vote would raise tuition for in-state undergraduates by $800 in the 2012-2013 year, with the rest of the increase rolling out over the following four years.

Before the increase takes effect, it has to be approved by the UNC system Board of Governors and state lawmakers.

Trustees said the increases will help keep faculty members from leaving and maintain the quality of education at UNC.

ECU Trustees will meet next week to consider a tuition hike.


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  • by LF on Nov 17, 2011 at 07:29 PM
    The legislature has been slicing the budget for four years. ECU has been hit for nearly 40% over those four years. That "fat" that the Repugs talked about was what was keeping tuition affordable. I can't see how people think a university can run on nothing. They don't want the schools supported by taxes, now they don't want it supported by tuition. Freedom isn't free and neither is an education.
  • by lyle with style Location: fremont on Nov 17, 2011 at 07:08 PM
    U idiots ezu getting ready to raise they rate. God don't like jealousy.

  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Nov 17, 2011 at 05:56 PM
    Drastic times call for drastic measures. Thank God that I graduated when I did.
  • by Blackbeard Location: Ocracoke on Nov 17, 2011 at 04:48 PM
    Chapel Hill wishes they were a private school like Duke. Might as well bring their costs closer to that, right? Disgusting greed... Who are the real Pirates?
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