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UNC system schools raise tuition for 2011-12

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Trustees at two North Carolina universities have approved tuition increases for next fall to help cover as much as a 15 percent reduction in state funding.

Multiple media outlets reported that North Carolina State trustees approved a 6.2 percent increase and North Carolina A&T approved a 6.5 percent increase on Friday. State university system policy limits tuition increases to 6.5 percent and the increases still must be approved by the UNC board of governors.

The increase would push N.C. State's in-state undergraduate tuition to more than $5,100 dollars and A&T's to $4,500. Out-of-state and graduate students would pay more.

Education officials say they don't expect the tuition increases to completely cover the anticipated state funding cuts. Increases also were approved recently at Chapel Hill and Greensboro.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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