2/13/2011 3:51pm

UNC students demand that the Board of Governors allow equal education access to all, including undocumented workers, and not let the burden of the economy fall on students and the working class.  The protest took place Friday morning, starting in the pit and going down South Road towards the Board of Governors.

Student groups protest tuition hikes after 60 programs cut

About 30 student protesters marched from the Pit to the UNC-system Board of Governors meeting Friday, determined to bring attention to how students could be affected by budget cuts and tuition hikes. Board members voted to eliminate 60 degree programs systemwide and increase tuition by an average of $208 for undergraduate in-state students in an effort to offset the expected decrease in state funding.

2/10/2011 4:10pm

Students marrying for in-state tuition

Students who are married might qualify for more financial benefits, including improved need-based financial aid and in-state tuition. This does not immediately translate to in-state residency for UNC students. But married students do not have to include their parents’ income as their own on FAFSA forms, she said, which might help with financial aid.

2/10/2011 4:10pm

UNC board to vote on program cuts, tuition

With a Republican dominated legislature ready to slash higher education funding, university-system officials are under pressure to salvage sources of financial aid. The UNC-system Board of Governors met Thursday and approved tuition hikes averaging $200 for university system campuses next year.

2/3/2011 4:34pm

SBP candidates face tuition

As further state budget cuts loom over the University, student body president candidates are preparing for the inevitable. The candidates all have their sights on softening potential tuition hikes and examining student fees so students get the most of what they are paying for.

1/27/2011 4:16pm

Repeal would affect University aid, out-of-state student recruitment

A 2004 law giving out-of-state students on full scholarship in-state status for tuition purposes could be repealed, which would put an extra $7 million burden on UNC.Administrators say that if the legislature rescinds the law, the University could lack the funds to recruit the top quality out-of-state students it has in the past.

1/12/2011 9:45pm

Board to review tuition proposals

As the University system prepares for one of its toughest years in history, its Board of Governors today will tackle two big issues facing students — the rising cost of tuition and the depleting funds for financial aid.

11/18/2010 10:41pm

Board of Trustees pass max tuition increase

The recommendation calls for the maximum permissible increase for students and must receive approval from the UNC-system Board of Governors and the N.C. General Assembly. The hike will be applied across the board, though there is no cap for out-of-state students tuition increase.

11/18/2010 12:18am

Thorp recommends highest allowable tuition increase

Chancellor Holden Thorp recommended that the maximum allowed tuition increase come before the Board of Trustees today. In making his selection, Thorp cited the difficult economic and political climate as reasons for his decision to pass over at least two other proposals that would have lessened the burden on some students.

11/17/2010 10:06pm

UNC-system revised tuition policy could allow schools to go above cap

A provision in the revised UNC-system tuition policy could allow universities to increase tuition above the set limits, but administrators are still unsure how those requests for increases will be handled. The current plan caps tuition increases for resident undergraduate students at 6.5 percent, and the revised policy will continue that limit while giving campuses an opportunity to increase tuition more than the cap in extenuating circumstances.

11/15/2010 11:01pm

Tuition survey seeks student opinion, ideas

Faced with a $3.5 billion state budget shortfall and an anticipated $54 million in cuts to the University, student government is seeking to measure just how much students think their bills should rise. It is doing so by conducting an online survey that asks for students’ opinions on how they want the University to deal with imminent budget cuts.

11/11/2010 10:26pm

Tuition to rise at least 5.6 percent

UNC’s tuition policy-making body approved three different increase recommendations Wednesday, each of which would raise undergraduate tuition by at least 5.6 percent, or about $250 for residents and $1,300 for non-residents.

10/31/2010 8:46pm

Some UNC administrators want to raise faculty salaries from increased tuition revenue

Administrators will consider devoting a portion of revenue generated from the 2011-12 tuition increase to raising salaries for faculty, who haven’t seen increases in several years as a result of financial cutbacks. Salaries of state employees have been frozen by the state since early 2009. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Bruce Carney has proposed allocating about $2.5 million of the approximately $15 million in tuition revenue toward raising salaries for faculty members on a merit basis.

10/26/2010 11:05pm

Board of Govenors to examine peer institutions' tuitions

Fluctuating tuition from UNC-CH’s peer institutions might soon have a bigger impact on the University. The UNC-system Board of Governors will review peer institutions for schools in the UNC system in the spring, and administrators say this reevaluation might give more leeway in increasing tuition.

10/19/2010 10:12pm

UNC-CH students could lose need-based aid from the state

RALEIGH — Students at UNC-system schools with the highest tuition rates, including UNC-CH, could receive less need-based financial aid from the state as early as next year, officials said Tuesday in a presentation to legislators in the N.C. General Assembly.