ECU Trustees endorse increases in fees, tuition
(Dec. 12, 2003)
The East Carolina University Board of Trustees today (Dec. 12) approved a tuition-increase proposal of $300 a year for the next three academic years. The board also endorsed required student fee increases totaling $106 for the 2004-05 school year.
The proposals now go to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors for consideration in February.
The tuition increase would bring annual tuition for a North Carolina undergraduate to $2,210 for 2004-05, to $2,510 for 2005-06 and to $2,810 for 2006-07. The Board of Governors and the General Assembly could also initiate system-wide tuition increases.
Total required student fees would rise from $1,221 a year to $1,327 for 2004-05.
University officials consulted with the Student Government Association on the proposed increases, and the students endorsed the fee proposals, but opposed the tuition increases.
The tuition increase would provide about $5.4 million in additional revenue for the university during the 2004-05 academic year. Of that total, 30 percent would be allocated to additional need-based financial aid, 42 percent would go to increased salaries to attract and retain highly qualified faculty members, 13 percent would finance additional academic advising services, and 15 percent would provide salary increases to retain and attract staff members and administrators.