UNC-CH is not the only school proposing unprecedented tuition hikes for in-state students.
Several UNC-system school leaders are deliberating this week on whether they should take advantage of a new system policy that allows for tuition increase proposals to exceed a 6.5 percent mandated cap.
A clause in the system’s new Four Year Tuition Plan allows universities to “catch up” to their peer institutions by proposing a one-time increase above the 6.5 percent cap as long as they remain in the bottom quarter of their public peers.
- Appalachian State University
12.3 percent in-state, 6.7 percent out-of-state
- Elizabeth City State University
Unknown, but a 10 percent increase has been discussed
- Fayetteville State University
6.5 percent in-state, 3.25 percent out-of-state
- N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University
Not definite, but a 10-percent increase has been discussed
- N.C. State University
6.4 percent in-state, 3.7 percent out-of-state
10 percent for both in-state and out-of-state
5 percent in-state, 2.5 percent out-of-state
6.5 percent for both in-state and out-of-state
- UNC School of the Arts
15.9 percent in-state, 4.2 percent out-of-state
UNC-CH’s Board of Trustees’ budget, finance and audit committee approved Wednesday a 15.6 percent tuition increase proposal for in-state students, and other schools might soon follow suit.
All universities must submit tuition proposals to the system’s General Administration by Dec. 9, said Charlie Perusse, the system’s vice president for finance.