Tuition increases have been debated within the UNC-system Board of Governors for months now, and when members meet today in Cary, the issue will be put to a vote.
But the board might vote to ask the legislature to repeal an out-of-state tuition increase — which would delay the final decision for several more months.
On Thursday, members met in committees.
The budget and finance committee approved an in-state tuition freeze for next year, passed all system fee increases and approved a list of budget priorities to present to the N.C. General Assembly.
This included asking for a repeal of the legislature-enacted out-of-state tuition increase.
The tuition increase is 12.3 percent at UNC-CH.
All of the committee’s recommendations will go before the full board for a vote today.
The list of budget priorities caused some debate in committee, but the committee’s chairman Louis Bissette said the board should present to the legislature the system’s needs in full.
“We have a statutory duty to make the needs of the university known to the governor and the General Assembly,” he said.