The increases, which must go to the General Assembly for final approval, will be effective in the 2000-2001 academic year. The board will consider fee increase proposals at its March meeting. At ECU, tuition for resident undergraduates will go from $992 a year to $1,195 a year.
That figure includes a 2.1 percent across-the-board inflation adjustment of $21, a $32 increase because of the university's transition to doctoral status, and a $150 campus-based increase. Funds generated by the tuition increase will be used by the university to provide additional financial aid and to enhance faculty salaries, library resources and information technology.
The Board of Governors also raised tuition for out-of-state undergraduates at ECU by $399, from $8,558 to $9,057. For ECU graduate students, in-state rates will go from $1,012 to $1,238 and out-of-state rates will increase from $8,578 to $9,100. The ECU Board of Trustees voted last December to ask the Board of Governors to approve a tuition increase for the 2000 - 2001 academic year.
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