If you’re a college student or the parent of a college student, you know all too well about the high cost of higher education.
Something you may not know about however are a couple of new programs specifically designed to help hold down the cost of attending college. In 2016, The Republican led legislature approved a fixed tuition plan for all UNC campuses. The plan provides fixed tuition for students who stay continuously enrolled at a UNC campus for four years. In addition, in 2016 the legislature also approved the the NC Promise Tuition Plan that provides $500 semester tuition for students at three UNC institutions and $5,000 tuition for out-of-state students. The lower cost tuition plan applies to students at UNC-Pembroke, Elizabeth City State University and Western Carolina University.
A recent poll found that few North Carolinians had heard of either of these programs. To make sure more students can benefit, the legislature recently appropriated money for a campaign to publicize the programs.
Want to attend college and not spend a fortune? These programs can go a long way toward making that goal a reality.