But board members emphasized that the BOG will have the final say on the proposal.
UNC-CH's Tuition Task Force, which met Thursday, is nearing a decision on a tuition increase plan despite the fact that the BOG Special Committee on Tuition and Fee Policies has yet to release its recommendation for campus action.
The special committee is charged with evaluating the BOG's tuition policies and is scheduled to report its findings at the board's Friday meeting.
Ben Ruffin, the former board chairman and creator of the task force, said he does not see UNC-CH's early action as problematic.
"I don't see a problem with it as long as students are involved," Ruffin said. "They are doing the right thing by talking about a difficult financial climate.
"With a student body as large as Chapel Hill's, you cannot wait (on discussion). It is the right thing to start looking at it."
BOG Chairman Brad Wilson echoed Ruffin's sentiment, saying, "It's time for those decisions to be being made.
"I think Chapel Hill is wise and prudent to go ahead and do their homework."
But all campus requests will be reviewed in light of the board's tuition task force report, Wilson said.