The University of South Carolina has passed its biggest tuition hike in five years.
Local media outlets report the university's board of trustees on Friday approved an average tuition increase of 3.25 percent.
The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina system is capping tuition increases at 5 percent annually for each campus.
WTVD reported that the board also voted Friday to cap the amount of tuition revenue diverted to financial aid at 15 percent.
North Carolina's public university system is writing a budget for next year that includes no tuition increases for undergraduates who live in the state and raises fees by an average less than any time in the past five years.