Georgia native Audrey Horne is afraid that she might never again walk into the dusty geology building or cheer among a sea of fervid Carolina blue fans at the Smith Center after this year.
Horne, a sophomore geochemistry major, said she initially received enough financial aid to attend UNC-CH.
“They gave me a sizable institutional grant, and it wasn’t that bad for the cost,” she said.
OUT OF STATE STUDENTS
out-of-state students accepted as Morehead-Cain Scholars in 2012
out-of-state students in the UNC system on full scholarships
tuition hike for nonresident UNC-CH students in McCrory’s budget
But she said for several reasons her financial aid package has substantially decreased — which might force her to attend a school in Georgia next year.
Horne said she is concerned about the tuition increases and the encouragement to allocate scholarship money away from out-of-state students in Gov. Pat McCrory’s budget proposal, released last week.