The UNC-system Board of Governors should approve President Thomas Ross’ tuition plan at its meetings today and Friday.
Though this year’s tuition decision-making process has been far from ideal, Ross’ plan is the best (and perhaps only) option on the table right now, and the BOG should pass it.
After these hikes, however, the BOG must undertake a serious review of its responses to budget cuts and come up with a better solution than simply raising tuition in proportion to the amount the legislature cuts the budget.
Under Ross’ plan, in-state students would face a 9.9 percent increase in tuition and fees, and out-of-state students would face a 6 percent hike.
Right now, this is the only reasonable way to offset the effects of last year’s $414 million budget cut and preserve educational quality at UNC.