The school's board of trustees approved an increase Friday. If the UNC Board of Governors approves the increases, it will cost an extra $192 per year for undergrad students and $242 per year more for graduate students beginning in the 2012-13 academic year.
"Any increase in tuition and fees is too much for low-wealth students to have to pay," Chancellor Charlie Nelms said. "We have attempted to balance our commitment to access, affordability and quality. Low cost but poor quality is not a bargain for anyone."
In a separate vote, the board approved an additional increase. That comes to an extra $100 a year per in-state student.