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UNCW students face even bigger tuition hike

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Mired in budget cuts, UNCW trustees have approved a 19-percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduates. That's $430 per student.

The increase is almost nine times as high as students had expected, but it will keep the university from losing 23 staff and 15 faculty positions. The increase will generate about $5 million for the university.

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UNCW Tuition Increase

This is terrible news for students. If the University is over staffed, then they should make the cuts in faculty necessary. Education is about the students, not faculty plush jobs.