NC senators introduce bill to help in-state students with tuition

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- North Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would set tuition for out-of-state students at a higher rate to help defray the cost for in-state students.

The bill, SB351, which was introduced in the Senate, said the tuition charged to non-residents who specifically enroll in undergraduate programs at NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill in the 2019-20 academic year would be at least $5,000 greater than the tuition charged to those students in 2018-19.

Beginning in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the additional tuition receipts that are generated will be used to decrease the tuition for in-state students at those two universities.

If passed, the out-of-state tuition increase would go into effect for the 2019 fall semester.
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