UNC Board of Governors votes today on average 8.8% tuition hike

Charlotte Observer reports that students at UNC Chapel Hill campus are expected to turn out in force today as the full UNC Board of Governors votes on a plan to increase tuition and fees an average of 8.8 percent for in-state undergraduates across North Carolina’s public universities next year.

On Thursday, the board’s budget and finance committee approved UNC system President Tom Ross’ recommendations, which also call for a second year of tuition increases.

WCU SGA President T.J. Eaves defends the decision in the Observer.
“Of course, if you ask any student, they’re going to say, ‘No, I don’t want to pay any more tuition and fees. This is ridiculous’.” Eaves added that this measure is needed to preserve the quality of education.
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