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ASU Tuition Hike Proposal Doubles Cap PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 06:44

The good news…more money would be available for student financial aid.  The bad news…they’ll need it.  The Appalachian State University board of trustees Friday approved a 12.3 percent tuition hike for the 2012-13 school year as proposed by Chancellor Kenneth Peacock. The hike, if approved by the UNC Board of Governors, represents a new reality

for the state’s higher education institutions, exceeding the 6.5 percent tuition increase cap set by the state. 25 percent of those hikes must go toward financial aid.  Under the chancellor's recommendation, in-state tuition would increase by 12.3 percent and out of state by 2.1 percent. ASU student representatives, seeing the reality, asked for 6.5 flat increase across the board. While the increase would not overcome the cuts of the past several years, Chancellor Peacock told the trustees it would restore 18 faculty positions.  The proposal now goes to the UNC Board of Governors.


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