Tuition increases approved Nov. 17 by the Board of Trustees will represent just a portion of cost hikes for some graduate students.
Many of the University’s professional schools are proposing additional increases as a part UNC’s overall plan, which proposes increasing in-state tuition by 15.6 percent for the 2012-13 academic year.
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bruce Carney said each school’s hikes are aimed at maintaining quality compared to peer institutions.
Under the University’s proposal, all in-state professional school students will face $1,057 hikes in addition to school-based proposals.
Kenan-Flagler Business School
Master of Business Administration – $3,604 increase
Master of Accounting – $2,696 increase
School of Dentistry
Doctor of Dental Surgery – $2,000 increase
School of Nursing
Master of Nursing – $1,100 increase
He said his office was not directly involved in the details of the requested increases, but tried to ensure that the schools’ tuition remain affordable and a portion of the increases be set aside for financial aid.
The University’s tuition proposal will be considered by the UNC-system Board of Governors in February. Professional schools are not bound by the 6.5 percent cap set by the board on tuition increases for in-state students.