By Danielle Tepper
The UNC system is feeling the impact of the 15 point 6 percent budget cuts that took affect July first. More than 3,000 employees lost their jobs system wide. And as the budget has been shrinking, tuition has been growing. It’s gone up in the UNC system about 150 percent percent in the past 10 years, and 40 percent in the past three.
That raises tuition to about seven thousand dollars for in-state students, and nearly four times that for out-of-state students. But that’s still a deal compared to some other public universities. And now UNC may model its tuition on its more expensive counterparts.