Trustees Hold Down Tuition, Raise Student Fees 6.5 Percent

Friday, December 6, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dec. 6, 2013 -- Following UNC system President Tom Ross’ recommendation for no increase in tuition for in-state undergraduates for 2014-15, trustees at UNC Charlotte approved a proposal Thursday, Dec. 5, that calls for a freeze for the upcoming academic year.

Under the proposal from Chancellor Philip L. Dubois, which requires the approval of the UNC Board of Governors, overall student fees will increase by $120 annually, or 6.5 percent. The trustees also approved Dubois’ recommendation for a $50 increase for campus renovations and repairs to physical infrastructure.

Resident undergraduate tuition will remain at the current level of $3,522, but the combined overall cost of attendance will increase by $170, or 2.78 percent. 

The $120 increase in general fees includes a previously approved $50 increase for football.  The remainder of the fee increase came in health services, education and technology, athletics and recreational services.

For fall 2013, enrollment at UNC Charlotte is 26,571 students. University officials expect enrollment to grow to 35,000 students by 2020.


Contact: Paul Nowell, 704-687-5828,