UNC Board Of Governors Approves Tuition Increases

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has voted to increase tuition across the system of 16 university campuses by nearly 9 percent on average.

The board's Friday vote in Chapel Hill took place in the midst of a raucous demonstration by scores of student protesters angry at the increases.

The Association of Student Governments had agreed to provide transportation from every UNC campus for students who want to protest. The ASG is comprised of the student body presidents from each school.

North Carolina State University student organizer Bryan Perlmutter says more increases will close the doors of higher education to many students.

But UNC officials say the increases are needed to partially offset over $400 million in funds cut from their budgets by the legislature last year.

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  • by Get A Job on Feb 10, 2012 at 08:45 PM
    My parents wanted me to go to a private religous school. Dad was a construction worker and mom a nurse. They worked to help put me through school. I worked during summer vacation, christmas, easter, and during the school year washing dishes! Why should I have to pay to educate someone else's children beyond high school? If you can't afford to raise your children the way you want don't have any! Everyone that want's a free anything today tells you it is a "right" Best Example is Congress telling you that owning a house is a right!
  • by ex state worker Location: ECU on Feb 10, 2012 at 03:09 PM
    The thing about this is, the state mainly ECU i know about wastes ALOT of money. Its sad when you work for ECU and you get a phone call or email saying we have $10,000 to spend or we will lose it to another department. So you are forced to find something that is not needed to buy for it to sit in a closet for years. I know several rooms at ECU that are just filled with brand new computers, printers, etc. The replacement program is supposed to be every 3 years but it seemed like we were being replaced EVERY year, literally. And then you have the peons barely making ends meet, while the big wigs are making 6 figures plus and they complain about the money the most. It seems some structure needs to be in place If the public knew more about what was going on behind closed doors, tuition increases would not have to happen!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 at 02:37 PM
    yay more money to give out! in five more months, it wont be enough either. bet the the decision makers arent roughing it
  • by anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 at 01:17 PM
    best thing to do if you can't afford a 4 year university? consider a trade school like PCC or something...you can get a job doing something you may enjoy with two years of education...if you want to pursue a bachelors or masters later in life, online options exist in many universities across the state
  • by bo on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:02 PM
    gotta pay ol roy those big bucks and keep him around so he can try and beat duke! what is he about 2-12 what a rip off
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      by what on Feb 10, 2012 at 03:11 PM in reply to bo
      seriously??? get a life, one thing that coaches are paid off of is funds raised by boosters and ticket sales, some but not all off state salary. and to go where you went with money and tax issues with the economy is just childish. you must be a cant hack it, walmart type of duke fan. worry about whats in front of you
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        by bo on Feb 10, 2012 at 07:19 PM in reply to what
        unc fans r funny haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! sorry bout your loss, not!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM
    NC State just completed a 4 million dollar house for the chancellor on the lake in raleigh. Lets raise tuition another 25 per cent and quit this baby step business.
  • by Anonymous Location: Carteret County on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM
    Honestly it doesn't matter how high tuition costs go. The vast majority of students can't afford school to begin with and can't afford to pay the loans once they get out. Many, knowing this in advance, still choose to get their wallpaper even though it provides no edge in the real world anymore.
  • by Grady Location: Gville on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:09 AM
    The problems is waste and rules of management handling all the free money (ie. grants) given to the colleges for student tuition.. I know of people who have been convicted of felonies (using stolen credit cards)in one area (ECSU)and were expelled when convicted. They then went to another college and got all kinds of free money from the other college (ECU) to pay their tuition and expenses. Why should we be paying for any convicted felon's college??????? Guess What , they got caught in Greenville doing the same thing and were sent to prison.. Point being ! Over 100,000.00 given to these two people and they will never have to pay one penny back.. They used the supposed college money to live the high life as long as they could.. Who paid for it.. The tax payer.. If college management had been doing their job the offenders would or should have never received any money.. Oh and even worst, college management says the rules only apply to people convicted drug charges.. All other convicted felons can get all the money they want!!!!
  • by M on Feb 10, 2012 at 09:03 AM
    As the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, education is going to become something on the elite can obtain. Or at least in NC! My question is, why aren't the UNC Board of Governors taking a pay cut, rather than let go of programs and teachers, and pass the burden on the students and their parents!? I'm just asking....
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      by Enough on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:23 AM in reply to M
      Because it is easier to to gouge the students and parents than it is to alter the elitest's lifestyle.
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        by shonuff on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:11 PM in reply to Enough
        Right on!!! There's other ways to cut cost on college campuses. I'm sure the students can help them with that.
  • by mountain mutt on Feb 10, 2012 at 08:52 AM
    To have and not to have(that is the QUESTION)...The(wall hangin Degree)is not worth the price!!!
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