Despite years of large tuition increases, the group charged with proposing the next round of hikes might favor a more than $1,000 increase for out-of-state students.
At a meeting of the University’s tuition and fee advisory task force Tuesday, students, faculty and administrators addressed a possible increase of 6.5 percent — the UNC system’s self-imposed cap — for all out-of-state students and in-state graduate students.
Though the 13.5 percent, $695 tuition increase for in-state undergraduates passed last fall did help alleviate the strain felt by last year’s N.C. General Assembly budget cuts, administrators emphasized that there are still pressing issues to address and few ways to fund them.
POSSIBLE 2013-14 TUITION
Possible tuition increase for the 2013-14 year
Equivalent of a 6.5 percent increase for nonresident undergraduates
Equivalent of a 6.5 percent increase for non-resident graduate students
Equivalent of a 6.5 percent increase for in-state graduate students
Approved increase for in-state undergraduates
The system Board of Governors has already passed a $600 increase for in-state undergraduates for the 2013-14 academic year.
Since the state legislature has also failed to meet its projected revenue for the year, administrators are predicting further cuts from the state budget.