10/31/2011 4:35pm

UNC’s tuition increase proposal not a surprise, administrators say

UNC’s tentative proposal to increase in-state tuition by 40 percent during a multi-year span far exceeds the UNC system’s cap, but administrators said they were not surprised by the proposal. The system’s new Four Year Tuition Plan, which went into effect this academic year, maintains the system’s 6.5 percent cap on tuition increases.

10/30/2011 4:17pm

Cooper to support tuition hikes

As administrators push for what could become the largest tuition increase in the University’s history, Student Body President Mary Cooper is planning a campaign to convince students that hikes are necessary.

10/5/2011 4:25pm

Board of Governors will discuss UNC system’s peers today

University administrators have long suggested that higher tuition might be the most effective way to offset budget cuts in coming years. But even after a revision of the list of UNC’s peer institutions, which could have paved the way for a higher tuition model, administrators remain at the mercy of the Board of Governors for any changes.

10/5/2011 4:17pm

UNC-system peer study to include review of tuition rates

An education at a UNC-system school has traditionally been considered a bargain. Universities have kept tuition rates comparatively low and relied on state funding to maintain academic quality, while other public institutions and university systems nationwide have shifted to a higher tuition model.

9/21/2011 4:49pm

UNC tuition hikes possible for 2012-13

As UNC struggles to adapt to this year’s round of budget cuts, administrators are already preparing for next year — and large tuition hikes are on the table. A cut in state funding of more than $100 million this year was tempered by a $20 million transfer from UNC Health Care, a gift that won’t be part of the University’s budget come 2012, said Bruce Carney, executive vice chancellor and provost.

6/9/2011 4:39pm

Thomas Ross advises against tuition hikes

UNC-system President Thomas Ross advised against supplemental tuition increases at today’s Board of Governors meeting after state legislators did not address tuition in their proposed state budget.

2/24/2011 4:31pm

Covenant scholars excelling

Seven years ago, the University established the Carolina Covenant program to overcome the weight college tuition can place on students beneath the poverty line.