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UNC-CH trustees approve tuition increase

Posted November 19, 2009 3:09 p.m. EST
Updated November 19, 2009 5:20 p.m. EST

— The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees on Thursday unanimously approved tuition increases proposed for next fall.

Tuition for in-state undergraduate and graduate students will go up by $200 as part of a revenue-generating plan mandated by lawmakers in the state budget. The money will revert to the state's General Fund.

Out-of-state undergraduates will see their tuition increase by $1,127, while out-of-state graduate students will see a $732 increase. Both figures include the state-mandated $200 increase.

UNC President Erskine Bowles has asked lawmakers to return the mandated tuition increases back to the university system's 16 campuses.

The North Carolna State University Board of Trustees is expected to vote Friday on a proposed $150 tuition increase for in-state undergraduates.

The proposed increases still must be approved by the UNC Board of Governors and the General Assembly before they take effect.