Chancellor Belcher on the WCU budget

Dr. David O. Belcher, WCU Chancellor

In the fall 2013 semester, undergraduate WCU students who reside in-state will be paying an additional $340 (or 5.54 percent) for their education. In the coming months, the North Carolina General Assembly will decide on the budgets for the UNC school system, and there is a chance the budget will be cut yet again.

The price of tuition is very important to WCU students, as it may determine if they can continue their education or not.

Chancellor David O. Belcher is also very concerned about the possibility of yet another budget cut, and has been working diligently with his team to have a solid plan in place.

“If we were to be faced with another budget cut, we hope to not have to eliminate classes,” Belcher said. “We would try to ensure that every class is full to use our resources to the fullest extent possible.”

Belcher explained that the most expensive part of the university’s budget is salaries. Without being able to afford a top-notch staff, the university could suffer.

Hear what Chancellor Belcher had to say about possible budget cuts and how the university is preparing for it.