TUITION


State budget cuts UNC funding, freezes tuition

The state budget, passed on July 14, included changes impacting the UNC system. Policy in the budget created an in-state tuition freeze for all schools in the system, creating a guaranteed amount for all four years. The budget also instituted a three percent cap on student fees.


Endowment bill aims to lower tuition

Congress is looking to lower the cost of college for middle- to low-income families — this time through a proposed bill that might compel universities to dedicate more money to financial aid.


Perkins loan discontinued

Students in the class of 2020 might find college harder to pay for than their predecessors. At midnight on Thursday, the Federal Perkins Loan Program expired when a bipartisan group of U.S. senators chose not to pursue its renewal.