TUITION


10/7/2010 11:34pm

UNC system prepares for more budget cuts

Universities in the UNC system should plan on cutting their budgets by at least 10 percent and prepare to face a tough fight against legislators, the system’s President Erskine Bowles said Thursday. At their monthly meeting, Bowles and members of the UNC-system Board of Governors began drafting their budget request for next year to send to the N.C. General Assembly in November.


10/4/2010 11:01pm

UNC-system tuition model could change

Tuition rates at UNC-system schools could be tied to other campuses with similar missions or schools could be given the flexibility to determine their own models based on an upcoming decision by the system’s Board of Governors.


9/30/2010 11:38pm

Tuition decision process questioned

Several members called for a new, comprehensive tuition plan that would streamline the process and provide predictability for students in future years — likely through much higher tuition that could more closely align UNC with its peer institutions’ in-state cost of attendance.

9/27/2010 10:28pm

UNC Tuition Free Day encourages students to give back

If the University were only financially supported by tuition and fees, all students and faculty members would be enjoying summer — or early fall — vacation by now. On Monday, the Heelraisers Council, an organization dedicated to teaching students the importance of private giving, held the first annual “Tuition Free Day,” to mark the day classes would end if the University solely depended on tuition.


9/26/2010 10:24pm

Association of Student Government proposes updates to Four Year Tuition Plan

FAYETTEVILLE — Student leaders from across the state met this weekend to discuss their role in future tuition decisions by the UNC-system Board of Governors. Members of the UNC Association of Student Governments, which is funded by $1 in student fees from UNC-system schools, decided to form a special committee by Tuesday to develop ideas for revising the Four Year Tuition Plan.


8/22/2010 9:09pm

UNC system budget woes far from over

For the last two years, faculty members and administrators have been bearing the brunt of millions of dollars in budget cuts to the UNC system. But an additional $70 million cut this year led the system’s leaders to move to “Plan B” — the students.


8/22/2010 9:03pm

State's OK to raise tuition may protect academics, salaries

With treacherous financial waters on the horizon, many administrators said this year’s state budget provision allowing for a supplemental increase of as much as $750 came as a lifeboat for none other than the UNC student.


3/4/2010 12:27am

Students plan a sit-in to protest tuition hikes

Armed with drums and signs, a group of students and other UNC community members will march through campus at 4 p.m. today to protest budget cuts and tuition increases. The protest corresponds with the National Day of Action to Defend Education, a series of rallies and other protest activities occurring across the country today.


2/14/2010 11:48pm

Tuition increases still up in the air

The UNC-system Board of Governors unanimously approved a set of tuition increases Friday, but students shouldn’t start writing their checks just yet.The board and UNC-system President Erskine Bowles have asked legislators to swap their tuition plan, finalized Friday, with the plan approved by the legislature in August.


2/14/2010 10:43pm

UNC-system tuition increases still up in the air

Governors unanimously approved a set of tuition increases Friday, but students shouldn’t start writing their checks just yet. The board and UNC-system President Erskine Bowles have asked legislators to swap their tuition plan, finalized Friday, with the plan approved by the legislature in August.


2/2/2010 1:01am

SBP candidates to face tuition issue

The student body president has always faced difficulties when it comes to tuition — namely balancing student interests with UNC’s fiscal needs. But next year’s chief student representative could face greater challenges than usual.


1/19/2010 12:45am

Jasmin Jones meeting with N.C. legislators

Some state legislators say chances are slim that the UNC system will see any of the revenue generated by the state-mandated tuition increase.Student Body President Jasmin Jones began a meeting with N.C. General Assembly representatives last week to discuss UNC System President Erskine Bowles’ plan to return tuition revenues to system schools.


1/11/2010 12:18am

DTH/Ariel Rudolph

Schools to push for lesser tuition increase

UNC system leaders announced Thursday that they will push for tuition increases lower than the amount mandated by the state legislature. They will also continue to lobby for revenue generated by the increases to be returned to the campuses. UNC-system President Erskine Bowles says getting the money back is crucial to meet an increased need for financial aid.


12/8/2009 11:39pm

DTH/Ariel Rudolph and Lennon Dodson

Tuition increases equal 5.2 percent

This article was published in the 2009 Year in Review issue of The Daily Tar Heel.The tuition increase proposal Chancellor Holden Thorp sent to UNC-system President Erskine Bowles might leave campus with financial difficulties.


11/20/2009 1:09am

Tuition at UNC low compared to peers

Tuition leaves UNC’s hands

On the same day the University of California system voted to increase undergraduate tuition by an unprecedented 32 percent, UNC administrators voted for a tuition proposal that demonstrated their resistance to high tuition.


11/19/2009 10:51am

Trustees pass 5.2 percent tuition hike

UNC's Board of Trustees voted unanimously this morning in favor of a 5.2 percent tuition increase for all undergraduate students, bringing to a close campus discussions of the proposed hike. The proposal will now go to UNC-system President Erskine Bowles for approval.