UNCW to talk tuition in a special meeting

Reported by Claire Hosmann - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - UNCW campus officials are trying to find a way to boost education without boosting tuition, but there is a chance students will have to pay more for school.

Friday, the Board of Trustees at UNCW scheduled a special meeting to be held Friday, Dec. 11 to discuss tuition costs for the upcoming school year and gather input from students, staff, and faculty.

The board has not yet decided to increase tuition costs.  They will make a final decision after reviewing recommendations suggested during the meeting.

Some students say they are frustrated they could have to pay more for their education.

"It's not easy having to manage a couple jobs [to pay for school] on top of grades," said student Becca Edens.  "It's more of a loss than a gain, as far as the students are concerned."

Other students say they can see the benefits of an increased tuition.

"More money is awesome, but then again, you've got to think of the students who come here," said student Bryan Nixon.

The meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at Trask Coliseum.

School officials say a tuition increase will not be official until it is approved by the University of North Carolina school system.

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