ASU trustees to hear tuition proposals
by Anna Oakes
For the first time in several years, no increase to in-state undergraduate student tuition is proposed by Appalachian State University leaders for the 2014-15 academic term, but a number of fee increases are recommended.
The ASU Board of Trustees will vote on tuition and fee proposals this Friday, Dec. 13, and the recommendations will then be submitted for approval by University of North Carolina system President Tom Ross and the UNC system Board of Governors.
A proposal in the Board of Trustees meeting materials indicates that no campus-based increase to tuition is recommended for in-state undergraduate students in 2014-15. As proposed, yearly tuition would remain at $3,772 unless the UNC Board of Governors or the General Assembly imposed their own increases.
A 6 percent increase is proposed for out-of-state undergraduate students, however, which would raise tuition to $16,939 for that population. Under the proposal, graduate student tuition would remain flat for both in-state and out-of-state students, at $4,303 and $16,248, respectively.
Recommended fee increases include a $6 increase to the educational and technology fee; a $33 increase to the athletics fee; a $10 increase to the educational, recreational and Renewable Energy Initiative programs fee; and a $33 increase to the athletics facilities debt service fee.
A $440 increase to room and board fees is also recommended.