Tuition and Fees

Tuition

This year, the Tuition Review Advisory Committee (TRAC) [Co-Chaired by Provost Arden and Student Body President Paul Nolan] has prepared a one-year plan for tuition increases for 2017-18.  Tuition is referenced in Tab 7.2A Page 10 of the Board of Trustees materials for November 2016.

Tuition Increase Recommendations for 2017-18
  • 2% for Undergraduate Residents (New Cohort) ( $128 )
  • 4% for Undergraduate Nonresidents ( $957 )
  • 5% for Graduate Residents ( $404 )
  • 6% for Graduate Nonresidents ( $1357 )

Flat Tuition (0% increase) at Fall 2016 rate is guaranteed for all undergraduate in-state residents currently enrolled at the university.

The tuition increases will provide $8,476,158 in revenue coming to the university. This will go to the Graduate Student Support Plan ($2,116,300); Improve Quality and Accessibility ($5,609,858); Faculty Promotional Increases ($750,000); Need-based Financial Aid ($0) because the Board of Governors limited UNC System Schools to a 15% allocation for need-based financial aid (we’re above that right now, so we can’t allocate more money to it).

Premium Tuition Recommendations
  • Master of Business Administration ($1000/year)
  • Masters of Global Innovation Management ($1000/year)
  • Master of Science in Financial Mathematics ($4000/year)
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering ($2400/year)
  • Master of Computer Science ($800/year)
  • Master of Science in Computer Science ($800/year)
  • Doctor of Design ($4000/year)

Premium tuition begins in Tab 7.2A Page 11 of the Board of Trustees materials for November 2016.

 

Fees

Students fees are determined by the Fee Review Committee which is co-chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (Dr. Mike Mullen) and the Student Senate President (Jamie Plummer).

A summary can be found in Tab 7.2A Page 79 of the Board of Trustees materials for November 2016. These fees are detailed individually in Tab 7.2A Pages 86-96 of the Board of Trustees materials for November 2016.

Total fee increases: $49.14 (1.99%)

Fees subject to 3% cap*: $37.14 (1.62%)

*Transit ($12.00 increase) is not included in the mandatory fee cap

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 has been phased in; i.e., $500 in 2015-16, $1000 in 2016-17, and now $1500 for 2017-18 and will remain at that $1500/year rate for the indefinite 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.

 

Process

  1. Tuition and fees are vetted in their respective university committees
  2. Tuition and fees are vetted in the Senate of Student Government
  3. Recommendations are sent to the Chancellor
  4. Chancellor’s recommendations are sent to the Board of Trustees (BoT)
  5. The recommendations are sent to the Board of Governors at UNC-General Assembly for approval
  6. The recommendations are sent to the North Carolina General Assembly for approval