BOG Could Allow Tuition Increases Next Year

The UNC System Board of Governors’ budget and finance committee has recommended that the full board send a message to its campuses that they can expect to be able to raise in-state tuition next year. The BOG refused requests for tuition increases for in-state students for 2005-06 but said this week that increases would be possible within a limit of about 10 percent.

At Carolina, tuition and fees for North Carolina residents are $4,613 a year, so a 10 percent increase would be $461. Chancellor James Moeser, who had asked for a $200 in-state increase for 2005-06, said he considered the board’s action reasonable. Out-of-state tuition and fees were raised by $862 to $18,411 for the current year.

The BOG typically sets tuition rates early in the calendar year for the following fall.

The committee’s action was not unexpected, since a BOG task force on tuition had hinted that the board would lean favorably toward increase requests next year. The BOG has approved increases in four of the past six years.

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