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President of UNC system visits Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The President of the UNC system spoke at the Wilmington Rotary Club luncheon Tuesday.

Bowles spoke about the importance of education, as well as the improvements and accomplishments of the UNC system.

According to Bowles UNC schools have had the best record in regards to keeping tuition prices low.

"Nobody in America has done a better job of holding down tuition like we have over the past four years," said Bowles.

He says keeping tuition down is not easy to do and is the reason they had to cut the budget last year.

This year there is a tuition increase with half of the money going to need based aid, 25% going to graduation, and 25% specifically for critical needs.

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