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By TOM BREEN
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system is recommending tuition and fee increases that would average about $470, or 8.8 percent, for the next school year.

President Tom Ross made his recommendations in a letter to the UNC Board of Governors released Wednesday. The board will vote on the recommendations at its Feb. 10 meeting.

Ross wants tuition increases to be under 10 percent at every school in the system. Seven schools, including North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, had requested increases above that level.

Ross says he wants to balance the need to make up for reduced state funding with the ability of families to afford higher costs.

The recommendations also call for increases in the following school year.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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