UNCW officials vote in favor of tuition increase

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina Wilmington held a special meeting Friday afternoon to discuss tuition.

Chancellor Gary Miller recommended increasing the cost of tuition for in-state students 10.7 percent for the 2012-13 academic year, a hike of about $600.

The board voted unanimously Friday in favor of the tuition increase.  The plan will now go to the UNC-system Board of Governors.  They will vote on the proposals in February.

Students at UNCW saw a 6.5 increase in tuition already this year.

Last month, UNC Chapel Hill approved a plan to raise in-state undergraduate tuition by $800, which is about 15 percent.

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