Earlier this month, the UNC Board of Governors approved an athletics fee increase that will funnel an additional $1.2 million into the UNCW athletic budget.
“We’re excited about it,” UNCW athletic director Jimmy Bass said. “We think it will help us regain footing financially.”
The Board of Governors report dated Feb. 8 states that UNCW plans to use the money for a full-time assistant coach for both men’s and women’s golf teams, and to help fully fund scholarships for all women’s sports, in addition to other needs.
The overall UNCW student fee is actually decreasing by $138 in 2013-14, according to UNCW vice president of financial affairs Charles Maimone, because the university lowered by $239 the debt services fee each student must pay.