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Tuesday August 3rd

Tuition


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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