Trustees approved tuition increases and discussed Master Plan blueprints at the Board of Trustees meetings Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.
The BOT approved large tuition increases for five of UNC's professional schools Wednesday, and the matter will now be put before the Board of Governors, which will meet in January.
Chancellor James Moeser articulated the need for the increases to the board members at Thursday's meeting.
"Ultimately, the tuition increases will benefit the state of North Carolina by continuing to produce the quality professionals the state needs," Moeser said.
If they pass, the tuition increases will affect the Kenan-Flagler Business School, the School of Dentistry, the School of Law, the School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy.
In-state increases would range from $2,202 over three years for the pharmacy school to $8,500 over four years for the business school.
Out-of-state increases would range from $1,200 over three years for the pharmacy school to $8,000 over four years for the business school.
The funds from the increases would go toward student financial assistance, faculty salaries and hiring new professors.
The trustees reconvened Thursday to discuss the Master Plan with architects and Chapel Hill neighbors. The BOT must approve the Master Plan before it can be made a reality.