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UNC-CH considers tuition hike

Posted November 11, 2009

— A task force is studying the possibility of tuition increases at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

At a meeting Wednesday, the group agreed to suggest two options to Chancellor Holden Thorp.

Under the first plan, undergraduates would see tuition increase by 5.2 percent; graduate students would see a 3.7 percent increase.

Under the second plan, an across-the-board increase of 6.5 percent would be levied on all students.

Any change must be approved by the chancellor, the Board of Trustees, the UNC Board of Governors and the state General Assembly.


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  • aspenstreet1717 Nov 12, 2009

    Their business model is so last century. It is bloated and very wasteful.

  • YouHaveGotToBeKidding Nov 12, 2009

    Tuition increases are frequently discussed in the media. What is not discussed are the ever increasing Room, Board, Fee, and Book expenses. I've seen each of these increase every semester that my daughter has attended.

    For in state students tuition is actually a rather small piece of the pie ... but for some reason its also the only piece discussed in the media.

    Just an FYI ... not that anybody will care.

  • 6079 SMITH W Nov 12, 2009

    Where can I sign up for a position on one of these "task forces"? I bet the compensation package is "competitive".............

  • godukebasketball Nov 12, 2009

    Are you kidding? My tuition went up 22% unexpectedly this year...that wasn't enough??

  • robbincasino Nov 12, 2009

    Guess my daughter won't be going there.

  • apostolicdude7 Nov 12, 2009

    r u kidding me? UNC receives sooo much more money than other universities just from selling merchandise alone(i.e. t-shirts, hats, jerseys, etc....) and they want to RAISE tuition? on top of that, the quality of education there is NO better than Duke, or even NC Sate...this idea of "more money more money more money" into the education system is doing NOTHING to improve the quality of it.

  • veyor Nov 12, 2009

    Uh..uh..we don't have enough money. I know, we can raise the tuition.

  • corvair024 Nov 11, 2009

    Do it..raise tuition, since UNC-CH thinks they are so great might as well have the price tag as well.

  • commandokidd Nov 11, 2009

    There ya go, raise the prices so NO One will go. Must not have been paying attention to the fuel prices when they rose and people quit buying as much.