UNC-system President Thomas Ross announced today he will not support tuition and fee increases that exceed 10 percent for any system school.
Ross’ announcement came in response to campus-initiated tuition proposals that averaged 9.6 percent for next year. His final recommendation will be sent to members of the Board of Governors this month.
UNC-CH’s Board of Trustees approved in November a tuition increase of 15.6 percent for in-state students. This proposal, which was met with disapproval from Student Body President Mary Cooper and several other students and former administrators, will not be supported by Ross.
“I promise to recommend to you what is best for the University of North Carolina and our students and our state,” Ross told the board meeting.
Bruce Carney, executive vice chancellor and provost for UNC, said the University’s Board of Trustees will continue to talk to Board of Governors members to seek approval of the 15.6 percent increase.