As tuition costs rise, the number of college students facing food and housing insecurity has risen with it.
Residents of areas affected by Hurricane Florence can have a little more peace of mind after the IRS and North Carolina public universities announced various financial resources.
As Hurricane Florence makes landfall on the North Carolina coast, the over 400 refugees residing in Chapel Hill and Carrboro are working to make up for preparations they may have missed out on with help from various groups.
As emails from UNC administrators reaffirming their support of First Amendment rights become almost a weekly tradition, students at other universities struggle to make their voices heard.
The Aim Higher Act could provide immediate and long-term relief to college students struggling with costs.
The N.C. Promise Plan is taking effect at three UNC-System universities – UNC Pembroke, Western Carolina University and Elizabeth City State University – and lowering their tuition costs somewhere in the range between two to three thousand dollars.
Many students are coming back from summer break to find changes to higher education policy.
Of the $65 million proposed for facility upgrades, $20 million would go to the UNC system for facility upgrades including communication systems, security systems, panic alarms, doorways and other tools to respond to threats.
Kathleen Thomas, a tax law professor at the UNC School of Law, said there is definitely a potential for a loss in higher education funding, especially since the federal government is projected to lose $1.5 trillion in revenue.
The College Transparency Act would establish a student-level data network within the National Center for Education Statistics, that will give students multi-faceted data about the schools they are considering. The bill will also increase the amount of time spent on collecting and reporting the data.