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  1. #1 Tuition Hikes Hitting Closer to Home 
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    I was appalled by the 32% tuition hike in California in 2009.. then absolutely shocked by the threefold tuition hike in the Uk. Well now it looks like we are on the same path where I live...the increase is only 6.5% here in NC in the UNC school system..yet it increased at least 5% last year as well and there are no signs of this trend stopping anytime soon...luckily, I'll graduate before everything goes completely to hell...

    CHAPEL HILL (WTVD) -- Thousands of college students will have to pay more to attend North Carolina’s 16 public universities.


    The University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved a big tuition hike for public colleges across the state on Friday.

    The budget plan was agreed upon by the Finance and Budget Committee on Thursday.

    The move comes as universities scramble for cash to close big budget holes.

    Even before the decision was official, students marched outside in protest.

    Student Lauren Hollowell said, “Our message is that we think tuition hikes are the only answer for this huge state deficit and I was pretty sure it was going to pass, and we want to make a stand that this is not what the students want.”

    Despite the effort by students, the board unanimously approved the measure, which would raise tuition an average of six point five percent for students of the state’s public colleges and universities.

    UNC system president Tom Ross said it was a difficult decision to make.

    “We’re constantly trying to balance the need for educational excellence with trying to keep tuition as low as possible so the universties can be successful,” Ross said.

    The board also approved discontinuing 60 programs to cut costs. Ross said chancellors at the universities looked at programs with low enrollment and they are being eliminated in a way that will not damage students.

    Following the meeting, Ross met with student protestors to explain why the actions were necessary.

    State lawmakers still have to give final approval to the changes.



    UNC system president Tom Ross said it was a difficult decision to make.
    Haha..I'll fucking bet. The guy could make up for the loss of funding and them some by taking a salary cut and reducing the pay of other officials.

    Every time a tuition hike bill is proposed it seems to unanimously be approved. Here and abroad. Is there some kind of International Coalition of Money-grubbers or something? It seems that students no longer have a voice. Protests do nothing. Suggestions are tossed aside. What can we do to make sure our kids will be able to afford college in the future? Will we have to get angry/violent in order for our voices to be heard? I think the first step should be to send all Republicans to a camp where they will be re-educated and taught to feel empathy, sympathy and to utilize common sense.


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    I am glad that my tuition increase will be low


    In-state undergrads at UNC Charlotte face a $296 increase, bringing the total to $5,360 per year.


    Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...#ixzz1IGNOpOOG


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