UNCG Campus Weekly

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Trustees Endorse Higher Tuition, Fees

The UNCG Board of Trustees approved a plan at its Dec. X meeting to increase tuition and fees for the 2011-12 academic year. The increases still must be approved by the UNC Board of Governors, which is expected to consider the proposal at its Feb. 11 meeting.

UNCG faces state budget cuts that could well reach 10 percent or more for 2011-12.

The proposal would raise tuition by 6.5 percent, the maximum allowed by the state, and would generate about $4.5 million for UNCG’s 2011-12 budget. The additional $4.5 million would be spent in three areas:

* 25 percent ($1.1 million) would go to financial aid
* 5 percent ($200,000) would support graduate student awards and waivers
* 70 percent ($3.2 million) would save an estimated 60-70 faculty jobs

If the UNC Board of Governors approves the increase, tuition and fees would be as follows:

Totals, Tuition and Fees 2011-2012
In-state undergraduates – $5,493
Increase per student – $520

In-state graduate students – $6,008
Increase per student – $551

Out-of-state undergraduates – $18,018
Increase per student – $1,284

Out-of-state graduate students – $18,234
Increase per student – $1,297

Annual Tuition, 2011-2012
In-state undergraduates – $3,454
Increase per student – $211

In-state graduate students – $3,969
Increase per student – $242

Out-of-state undergraduates – $15,979
Increase per student – $975

Out-of-state graduate students – $16,195
Increase per student – $988

Annual Student Fees, 2011-2012
Annual fees – $2,039
Increase per student – $309

By Michelle Hines