Tuition and Fees

Tuition

This year, the Tuition Review Advisory Committee (TRAC) [Co-Chaired by Provost Arden and Student Body President Emma Carter] has prepared a one-year plan for tuition increases for 2020-21.

Tuition Increase Recommendations for 2020-21
  • 2.5% for Undergraduate Residents (New Cohort) 
  • 3% for Undergraduate Nonresidents 
  • 2.5% for Graduate Residents 
  • 4% for Graduate Nonresidents 

A maximum of 3% increase (0% increase) at Fall 2018 rate is guaranteed for all undergraduate in-state residents currently enrolled at the university. The Board of Governors is recommending a 3% increase for undergraduate residents in the future. 

The committee recommends that ALLOCATIONS OF TUITION MONIES BE AS FOLLOWS:
Allocation Percentage Allocation Amount
Need Based Financial Aid 33.7% $ 2,393,517
Graduate Student Support Plan 23.1%  $ 1,642,250
Improve Quality and Accessibility 29.1% $ 2,069,350
Faculty Promotional Increases 14.1% $ 1,000,000
Premium Tuition Recommendations 2020-2021

No additional Premium Tuition for specific programs was suggested.

For the Student Body President’s reports on the Tuition Review Advisory Committee, [To be posted once final decisions are made and approved by the Chancellor.]

Fees

Fee Review Generally

Recommendations for changes to student fees are made by the Fee Review Committee which is co-chaired by the Interim Vice Chancellor of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (Dr. Lisa Zapata) and the Student Senate President (Mitchell Moravec). The Committee asks for feedback from the Student Senate as a part of its deliberation process, and the recommendations the committee makes are presented to the Chancellor for his approval or modification. The Chancellor then sends a proposal to the NC State Board of Trustees and the UNC System Board of Governors for approval.

Fee Increase Recommendations
  • The following proposals have been submitted for review.
    • Student Legal Services | Requesting +$1
    • Transportation | Requesting +$11
    • Student Media | Requesting -$1
    • Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity | Requesting +$6.35
    • Student Government/Student Programming and Arts | Requesting $1.30 inter-fee transfer
    • Student Center Operations (Campus Enterprises) | Requesting +$8
  • A detailed document of fee proposals and information is available here (PDF link).

Total proposed fee increases: $25.35 (0.99%)

The UNC Board of Governors specifies that fees should increase by no more than 3.00% in any given year, with some exceptions (such as the transit operations fee).

Student Fee Town Hall

The Student Senate hosted a public Student Fee Town Hall on Monday, September 23rd at 5pm in the Currituck-Hatteras Ballroom.

The follow presentations were made from the Division of Academic and Student Affairs and other campus partners:

DASA – Fee Town Hall

Student Legal Services – Fee Proposal

Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity – Fee Proposal

Transportation – Fee Proposal

Student Centers (Campus Enterprises) – Fee Proposal

Process

Fees are vetted in the Student Senate.

  • The Senate Standing Committee on Tuition & Fees met on Monday, September 23rd at 7pm in Talley Student Union 4251D. The committee voted on the following recommendations:
    • Student Legal Services | Requesting +$1 | Committee approves +$1
    • Transportation | Requesting +$11 | Committee approves +$11
    • Student Media | Requesting -$1 | Committee approves -$1
    • Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity | Requesting +$6.35 | Committee approves +$6.35
    • Student Government/Student Programming and Arts | Requesting $1.30 inter-fee transfer | Committee approves transfer
    • Student Center Operations (Campus Enterprises) | Requesting +$8 | Committee approves +$6
  • The Student Senate will hear these recommendations and vote on them at the October 2nd meeting. This meeting will begin at 7:30pm in Talley Student Union 4140 and is open to the public. 

Tuition and Fees are vetted in their respective university committees

  • Tuition
    • TRAC has three scheduled public meetings:
    • Thursday, September 26th, 12pm-1:30pm in Winslow Hall Rm. 100
    • Friday, October 4th, 1pm-2pm in the Chancellor’s Conference Room in Holladay Hall
    • (If needed) Monday, October 7th, 10am-11am in Winslow Hall Rm. 100
  • Fees
    • SFRC has three scheduled public meetings:
    • Thursday, September 19th, 8:30am-10am in Winslow Hall Rm. 100
    • Tuesday, October 1st, 8:30am-10am in Winslow Hall Rm. 100
    • Tuesday, October 8th, 1:30pm-2:30pm Talley 5101

Recommendations are sent to the Chancellor

  • Recommendations are due to the Chancellor by 5:00pm on Friday, October 11th, 2019 for review by the Tuition and Fees Conference Committee (5 members: Chancellor, Provost, VCD of DASA, SBP, SSP).

Chancellor’s recommendations are sent to the Board of Trustees (BoT)

  • The NC State Board of Trustees must consider these recommendations at their November 21, 2019 meeting.

The recommendations are sent to the Board of Governors at UNC-General Assembly for approval.

  • It is expected that the BOG will review recommendations at their February or March meeting.

 

Additional Notes on the Engineering Enhancement Fee:

Engineering Program Enhancement Fee ($1500/year)
  • Applies only to engineering students; note that there are some engineering majors not in the College of Engineering, students in those majors will also pay the fee
  • Applies to all levels of engineering students (undergrad, masters, Ph.D.
  • This fee is $1500/year.  It was phased in; i.e., $500 in 2015-16, $1000 in 2016-17, and $1500 for 2017-18 and will remain at that $1500/year rate for the future. 
  • This is a special fee which did not go through the Fee Review Committee.  The justification for this fee is to expand educational opportunities for the university’s engineering programs.

This fee is shown in Tab 7.2A Page 97-98 of the Board of Trustees materials for November 2016.