UNCW Board of Trustees approves tuition, fee changes for next school year

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The UNC Wilmington Board of Trustees met Monday morning to discuss changes to tuition, fees, and room and board for the 2018-2019 school year.

There will be no tuition increases for undergraduates and no increases in mandatory student fees.

There will be modest increases to meal plans (from 3.3% to 6%) and room rates (average of 3%).

Overall, the cost of attendance for the average undergraduate student on campus will increase by less than 2%.

In-state graduate students can expect their tuition to increase by 2%, while those from out-of-state will see a 4% increase. All revenues generated by the increases will be used to enhance graduate tuition remissions.

There will be a non-mandatory fee increase of $25 for nursing students, which covers the increase in the cost of Pre-NCLEX testing.

The $150 graduate orientation fee in the Cameron School of Business will be eliminated.

There will be differential tuition increases for the Professional MBA program, the Master of Science in Data Science, the online Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management, and the online Master of Science in Business Analytics. All revenues generated by the increases will be used to enhance the programs.

The tuition changes still require approval by the Board of Governors.  All changes would go into effect in Fall 2018.

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