Higher tuition seems ahead for NC college students


CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — Tuition at North Carolina’s public universities appear to be headed higher next fall, with undergraduates at some campuses seeing double-digit jumps for in-state rates.

The budget committee for the University of North Carolina Board of Governors on Thursday backed the tuition increases as expected. A final vote by the board is expected Friday.

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Most of the 16 university campuses plan to raise tuition by the 6.5 percent maximum set by the governing board.

That will mean an extra $313 on top of this year’s undergraduate tuition of $4,800 at UNC-Chapel Hill, and an extra $170 for the North Carolina A&T State University undergraduate now paying $2,600.

Some campuses decided to spread out special increases that kicked in last year, meaning double-digit increases this fall.

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