Approve Tuition Hike
UNC Pembroke's Board
of Trustees unanimously approved Friday, March 22, a $150 increase in
tuition for the 2002-3 school year.
An eight percent
in-state and 12 percent out-of-state tuition hike is pending before
the North Carolina General Assembly.
The $150 "campus-based"
tuition hike is in addition to the proposed system wide increase. Campus-based
tuition, now going into its second year, will be $236.40 for 2002-3.
It is the second lowest among the 16 UNC universities.
will rise to $1,394 per year from $1,152, or 21 percent. Out-state-tuition
will rise to $10,313 per year from $9.074.
The UNC Board of
Governors gave UNCP the green light to go up to $200 in campus-based
tuition increases, but university leaders did not go there.
remains among the lowest in the state and the state's tuition among
the bottom 15 percent in the nation," Chancellor Allen C. Meadors
said. "No one could predict this would happen to the state's economy."
said the university faces between 1-10 percent budget cuts in 1002-3
because of the state financial crisis.
"This is going
to be a very tough legislative session," Dr. Meadors said. "Everything
is going to be on the table."
"We are attempting
to be a conservative as possible with this tuition increase," board
Chair Cheryl Locklear said.
at UNCP is used for faculty resources, support of student activities,
staff salary and scholarship funding to offset the cost of the increase
for low-income students.
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