NC students plan meeting to oppose tuition hikes

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) -- Student activists from across North Carolina are planning to meet in Greensboro to plan opposition to tuition increases, budget cuts and other education-related issues.

The NC Defend Education Coalition says the Saturday gathering on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro will include chances to organize and plan strategies together.

Last month, the UNC Board of Governors approved tuition and fee increases that average roughly $400 across the system's 16 university campuses. The group is planning a mobilization for April 23, when the General Assembly reconvenes in Raleigh. The legislature has the final say on whether the tuition and fee increases take effect.

UNC leaders say the increases are necessary to offset budget cuts made by the legislature.

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400 dollars for a year increase. Typical liberal arts student mentality. The sense of entitlement among these plebs is amazing. They want everything just handed to them for free. The costs for in state here in NC is still below the National mean and avg and well below any private institution like Duke and others. There are no free rides folks.