The tuition and fees advisory task force voted today on two proposals to recommend to the chancellor that would increase tuition for all students at equal percentages, regardless of residency status.
The proposal favored by the committee would seek to raise resident tuition more than the state-mandated $200, an option not previously discussed.
The task force designated as their first choice an increase of 6.5 percent for both in-state and out-of-state students, an option that is not currently allowed under state law.
The legislature has restricted the increase in in-state tuition to 5.2 percent, or $200. The committee’s proposal would seek to convince lawmakers to raise this cap.
“This is the first bullet we’ve got to fire at the legislature,” said Bruce Carney, UNC’s interim executive vice chancellor and provost.