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N.C. State trustees vote to raise tuition

Posted November 20, 2009

The Board of Trustees at North Carolina State University agreed Friday to raise tuition across the board, a spokesman said.

In-state undergraduate students will see an increase of 3.79 percent, or about $150; out-of-state undergrads would pay $200 more – a 1.22 percent increase.

The UNC Board of Governors and the General Assembly must approve the recommendation.

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  • jstucker Nov 20, 2009

    I'm sorry: they do not come from Tuition- rather it is a fee.

    On a different note about this story, it is slightly misleading. The tuition increase that they voted for is a campus initiated tuition increase (CITI). The Board is hoping that this will replace a $200 "tax" that was mandated by the State Legislature this past year. The State Legislature approved a $200 tuition increase on every in-state student in a UNC School, but none of that will go back to the schools. It will instead be used to balance the state's budget. The BOT approved this CITI hoping that when the legislataure reconvenes next year, they will replace the "tax" with the CITI so that at least half of the money will come back to the Universities.

  • jstucker Nov 20, 2009

    "get rid of the terrible football & basketball teams. the money saved on salaries, field maintenance, and any other expense related to those 2 wastes of time should lower tuition"

    The money for that stuff does not come from Tuition and Fees.

  • mpnolin Nov 20, 2009

    I know having the cost of anything go up in the current economic climate sucks, but the cost for in state tuition is still a very good deal compared to most other states. Here's a list of current (as best I could find) semester undergraduate in state tuition and fees for NCSU and UNC versus other state schools in our region: NCSU: $2,763.50, UNC: $2,812.72, U. of SC: $4,578.00, VA Tech: $4,302.50, UGA: $3,765.00, UT Knoxville: $3,425.00.

  • the opinion no one asked for Nov 20, 2009

    get rid of the terrible football & basketball teams. the money saved on salaries, field maintenance, and any other expense related to those 2 wastes of time should lower tuition

  • WHEEL Nov 20, 2009

    If they wern't still paying Oblinger and Neilson's big going away salaries and setting up the fund to pay Mary Easley's suite they wouldn't need so much money.

  • Picaflora Nov 20, 2009

    "Keep raising them..and soon NC State will be without students..kills me these colleges wanting to raise tuitions..like they dont make enough now.."
    Faceman

    The universities actually DON'T make much if anything and have had to make cuts in the classes that they offer due to budget cuts. While I completely agree that cuts should be made higher up to get rid of some of the extra fluff - we know that's not going to happen. Raising the rates will (hopefully) prevent the schools from cancelling more classes.

  • 27615 Nov 20, 2009

    have you ever seen them decrease tuition? NOPE

  • whatelseisnew Nov 20, 2009

    Well if you want to see market-based prices, then get the Government out of it. So long as they keep slinging billions of dollars around there is no reason for any colleges to not keep raising prices. that is the same reason why health care keeps going up more than the rate of inflation every year.
    Even with this increase, in-state tuition is still a huge bargain.

  • ckblackm Nov 20, 2009

    At least it's not the 32% increase in CA... sheesh. Let's completely price college out of the middle class.

  • Faceman Nov 20, 2009

    Keep raising them..and soon NC State will be without students..kills me these colleges wanting to raise tuitions..like they dont make enough now..

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