Board of Trustees approves 15.6 percent tuition hike for in-state students

The Board of Trustees approved a 15.6 percent tuition increase for in-state students Thursday morning, rejecting a proposal by Student Body President Mary Cooper to delay the vote until December.

Cooper asked members of the board to consider such a delay so students and administrators could craft a proposal that would not draw so heavily on current students.

But Chancellor Holden Thorp came out in opposition to the idea, saying that trustees needed to approve a proposal so administrators could lobby more effectively for faculty salary raises, a key motivation for the extra hikes, in the state legislature.

The approved proposal also raises tuition by 6.5 percent for out-of-state students. Cooper, the lone student representative on the board, was the only trustee to vote against the proposal.

The board’s approval also came in spite of a sizable and vocal student protest lining the walls of the Carolina Inn ballroom.

The UNC-system Board of Governors will vote on tuition proposals from system schools in February.

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