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Tuition proposal approved by trustees

Tuition will increase by 10 percent in 2012-13, if a proposal passed by the UNCG Board of Trustees Dec. 2 is approved by the UNC Board of Governors (BOG).

The tuition increase would be 6.5 percent, plus there would be a quality enhancement tuition increase of 3.5 percent.

The primary justifications for the tuition increase are:

  • To retain faculty, in part by bringing UNCG faculty salaries closer to the 80th percentile of peers (goal of the UNC Board of Governors)
  • To restore as many course sections as possible lost as a result of successive budget reductions (loss of 157 faculty positions and approximately 975 course sections and 40,000 class seats in 2011-12)

As part of the Quality Enhancement Tuition proposal approved by the trustees, UNCG will:

  • Pursue annual tuition increases over the following three years (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16) in keeping with prevailing guidelines from the BOG, and as recommended by the UNCG Tuition Committee appointed each year.
  • Plan for an additional “quality enhancement” tuition increase of up to 3.5 percent in each of these three years, contingent upon an annual reassessment of then current financial conditions and needs, as documented by the Tuition Committee appointed for each of those years and discussed with the chancellor.

Under the proposal for 2012-13, student fees would increase as well.

As an example, an in-state undergraduate that year would see their annual combined tuition/fees rise a total of 12.1 percent (an increase of $660) to $6,105. An out-of-state undergraduate would see their annual tuition/fees rise by 10.6 percent (an increase of $1,913) to $19,883.

Currently, UNCG is fifth in tuition and fees in the UNC system. A decade ago, it was third, noted Vice Provost Alan Boyette.

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By Mike Harris