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How did each UNCW trustee vote in the decision to increase tuition?

Andrew Dunn

No vote of the board was needed to approve the additional $430 tuition increase that was announced July 1.

Usually, the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s tuition increase proposals originate from a campus committee and are approved by the chancellor before going to the university’s Board of Trustees for a vote. They then are approved by the UNC system Board of Governors, which usually ends the process. The state legislature can weigh in if it chooses.

UNCW did that late last year. In December, a 2 percent increase – $52 for in-state undergraduates – was approved by the Board of Trustees.

This new increase is the result of a special provision in the state budget that was signed into law June 30.

It allows all UNC system campuses to increase tuition up to $750 on top of increases that were already passed as a way to deal with the $70 million budget cut the university system received.

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Provost Cathy Barlow and Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Charlie Maimone conferred June 29 and 30, and came up with the $430 figure. Combined with the earlier increase, it equates to a 19 percent hike for in-state undergraduates.

The UNC-system Board of Governors will be reviewing each campus’ proposal at a special meeting July 13.

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