Keeping tuition from rising at North Carolina universities a wise decision

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It is refreshing to read that the chairman of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors has said he opposes an undergraduate tuition increase for the system next year. Rising costs may not have knocked UNC-Chapel Hill from its spot atop Kiplinger's annual "Best Value in Public Colleges" list, but they threaten to put the cost of a four-year state university out of reach for many students.

The Triangle Business Journal reported on Thursday that Peter Hans, chairman of the board that oversees the UNC system, advocates putting the brakes on tuition increases that have been imposed to offset a portion of the state cuts to public higher education in North Carolina.

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