Robert Warwick, member of the BOG Budget and Finance Committee, proposed that campus-based tuition increases at research and doctoral campuses like UNC-Chapel Hill be capped at $250 and systemwide at 10 percent.
Eighty percent of the funding from the systemwide tuition increase will help pay for enrollment increases at UNC-system schools, while the remainder will go to fund need-based financial aid.
No vote was taken on the proposal, which board members are expected to discuss further during the next two weeks.
But UNC-CH Chancellor James Moeser said he thinks the committee's plan is unfair because much of the funding raised by the tuition increase would go to fund needs at other UNC-system campuses.
"(The proposed increase) generates a revenue of about $9 million," Moeser said. "At Chapel Hill, by their calculations, $2.3 million will be used for enrollment growth and $900,000 will be used for aid. That means $5.8 million goes to other campuses."
Moeser also said the UNC system has never previously used money from tuition to fund enrollment costs. He added that he does not expect UNC-CH students to be happy with the new plan.
"I have a major problem with raising money on one campus to fund other campuses," he said. "I think it's patently unfair to raise money from students in Chapel Hill to pay for a professor in Wilmington."
Moeser also said he does not think the UNC-CH Board of Trustees will consider altering its request for a campus-based tuition increase. "We have no plans to reconvene our Board of Trustees," he said.
The UNC-CH BOT passed a recommendation for a $400 increase on Jan. 24. The N.C. State University trustees also plan to vote on a one-year, $400 tuition increase Friday.