University leaders have said next year’s tuition increases will maintain UNC-CH’s academic quality and attractiveness in the face of budget cuts.
But other UNC-system schools are attempting to attract students through smaller tuition increases.
In the past few weeks, system school administrators have been submitting tuition proposals for next year to their boards of trustees.
UNC SYSTEM PROPOSED TUITION HIKES
UNC-CH proposed out-of-state tuition increase
UNC-P proposed tuition increase for all students
N.C. State proposed tuition increase for out-of-state students
Once approved, schools’ proposals will go to the UNC-system Board of Governors in January, and the board will vote in February.
This spring, the board approved tuition and fees increases that averaged 8.8 percent systemwide.
On Thursday, UNC-CH’s Board of Trustees approved an increase of $509 — about 6.5 percent — increase for in-state graduate students and a $1,630 increase for out-of-state undergraduates and graduates — 6.1 and 6.8 percent, respectively.