Nov. 27, 2017
Small tuition increases for out-of-state students were approved Nov. 16 by UNC’s trustees. A $600 annual increase for new students enrolling in fall 2018 brings the total for tuition and fees to $35,188. Returning out-of-state...Read More
Sept. 12, 2017
The University doesn’t track the beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals among its student body, but there are DACA students — and alumni — who qualify for the program President Donald Trump has...Read More
June 19, 2017
The University has received the $1 million 2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, the largest award in the nation recognizing a college or university for its success in enrolling low-income students and supporting...Read More
Among the many rites of autumn is the annual process of determining tuition rates for the following year. At Carolina, that almost always means an increase, but perhaps not this time — at least, not for North Carolina residents.
UNC System President Thomas Ross ’75 (JD) told the UNC System Board of Governors in August that he intends to recommend no increase for in-state undergraduates for 2014-15 at any of the system schools.
Out-of-staters likely will not be so lucky. The N.C. General Assembly, in its session just ended, ordered 12.3 percent jumps in 2014-15 for nonresidents at Carolina as well as the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C. A&T State in Greensboro and UNC-Wilmington. Out-of-state students at the other system campuses would see 6 percent increases.
Chapel Hill typically considers tuition levels with a chancellor’s task force, which makes recommendations late in the calendar year that are considered by the trustees and sent to the BOG for a decision early the next year.
The undergraduate rates for the current year are $8,340 for North Carolinians (including fees), up 8 percent from last year; and $30,122 for nonresidents, up 6 percent. In-state tuition has increased 105 percent over the past decade; the nonresident rate has risen 89 percent.