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Sunday February 28th

Letter: ​Increasing fees for some majors is unfair


In the article regarding an increase in fees, the writer states that biomedical engineering students will have to pay a fee consisting of $250 per semester for the 2017 year increasing to $1,000 per semester for the 2020 school year. Fees for business students are even worse, for students will have to pay $1,000 per semester for the 2017 year that will increase to $1,500 per semester by the year 2020.

This is a significant increase in financial accountability for students because we are already paying close to $25,000 a year to attend UNC. A financial jump will make it indubitably harder for students to attend and create more mental stress than they already have.

I object to the proposal of fee increases for biomed and business students in the following years. Although the decision to implement such a fee increase is based on expansion of resources and facilities of those two schools, administrators can find money elsewhere in the budget instead of creating another burden for students.

Therefore the Student Fee Advisory (Subcommittee) should reject these fee-increase proposals and recommend the respective heads of biomedical engineering and business ... consider another way of raising the required funds.

Omsai Meka



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