The 2010-11 budget recommendations released Tuesday by N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue were mostly better-than-expected news for the UNC system.
Still, the proposal could be difficult to handle.
Perdue exempted the education sector from a 5 percent to 7 percent that will be applied to most other sectors. Cuts to education would be less than 4 percent in her plan, according to a press release.
The Legislative ProposalA statewide tuition increase of the lesser of $200 or 8 percent of this year’s tuition, all of which would go into the state’s general fund rather than returning to the schools. The general fund can be used for almost anything in North Carolina’s budget.
The Board of Governors proposalA tuition increase that averages 5.2 percent or $131 systemwide, with 50 percent of the revenue going to need-based financial aid, 25 percent going to graduation and retention efforts and 25 percent being spent on other critical needs.