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NC Public Universities Headed for Higher Tuition Next Year

Students at North Carolina's public universities will pay higher tuition and fees in the next couple of years after a one-year tuition freeze this year.

The governing board of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system on Friday approved requests by schools to raise the core cost of attendance.

North Carolina State University undergraduate students would see tuition rise next fall by $182 to $6,220, followed by another $187 increase the following year. UNC-Chapel Hill could charge an extra $225 in undergraduate tuition next fall to almost $6,650.

Student fees paying for campus athletics, health services, student activities and technology are expected to increase by an average 5 percent for the next academic year and 3.3 percent for 2016-17.

Governors also approved a new $30 fee for security costs.

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