Undergraduate and graduate tuition would go up $150 a year for two years at N.C. A&T. N.C. Central trustees approved a one-time increase of $200 for undergraduate students.
N.C. Central graduate students could see a $288 increase in their tuition, and law students might pay an extra $394.
But all the proposed increases are contingent on approval from the Board of Governors and the N.C. General Assembly. If approved, the additional money would fund faculty salary increases and financial aid to offset the increased cost at both schools.
The BOG will review the proposed tuition increases at its March 9 meeting.
The two historically black colleges and universities have one of the lowest tuition rates in the UNC system. Both charge $982 a semester for in-state undergraduate students.
According to The News & Record, a newspaper in Greensboro, 40 percent of the N.C. A&T increase would go toward student financial aid, another 40 percent to faculty recruitment and retention and 10 percent to student support services, such as health care and recreational facilities.
N.C. Central officials say the increase would help ease a $3.6 million budget shortfall prompted by a reversion of funds to the state.
Earlier this month UNC-system officials agreed to return more than $32 million in funding to help the state deal with its nearly $800 million budget shortfall.
The two increases bring the number of system schools requesting tuition increases this year to five. The BOG approved tuition increases at five other system schools -- including UNC-Chapel Hill -- last year.