Tag:tuition

  • Real Price of College is Falling

    RALEIGH — A reporter for USA Today, using data from the College Board, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Internal Revenue Service, wrote a front-page article that turned conventional wisdom on college prices on its ear. Dennis Cauchon wrote that the tuition burden shouldered by students at public…

  • Policymakers Mull UNC Changes

    RALEIGH — Two ideas under discussion in North Carolina would significantly affect the makeup of the undergraduate student body — and who would pay the cost of student education. The first is a bill before the state Senate to extend in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants and other noncitizens. The…

  • N.C. Students Among Most Subsidized in Nation

    Jon Sanders reports that according to the most recent data, taxpayers in North Carolina pay the fourth-highest per-pupil amount in the nation to subsidize public-college students in their state. Those findings are according to an October Inquiry paper (No. 14, “Providing Access: Who Pays What for Higher Education in N.C.”)…

  • Study Finds Tuition Low, Higher-Education Appropriations High in N.C.

    According to the most recent data, taxpayers in North Carolina pay the fourth-highest per-pupil amount in the nation to subsidize public-college students in their state. Also, N.C. students attending the state's community colleges or public universities pay the second-lowest amounts in tuition and fees in the nation in either category…

  • A Puny Tuition Increase

    State universities elsewhere are boosting tuitions between 12 percent and 25 percent next year. UNC students and profs are upset about an 8 percent hike. It's time for a reality check: North Carolina's minuscule tuitions are bad public policy.

  • A Puny Tuition Increase

    State universities elsewhere are boosting tuitions between 12 percent and 25 percent next year. UNC students and profs are upset about an 8 percent hike. It's time for a reality check: North Carolina's minuscule tuitions are bad public policy.

  • Students not-so-surprisingly silent over tuition increases

    Less than a year after hundreds of University of North Carolina students marched to the Capitol to protest UNC budget cuts and large tuition increases, tuition increases are again being proposed for several UNC schools, yet the students are now mute. They were in August when legislators debated a 9…