Interesting article I found in my hometown fishwrap. I know Charlotte isn’t looking to raise tuition but this guy had some interesting alternatives for the “other schools” that are looking to increase the cost to attend their university.
[URL=http://www.wilsontimes.com/Opinion/Columns/Story/Three-ways-not-to-raise-tuition–]Three ways not to raise tuition [/URL]
Here is a synopsis:
The Board of Governors should loudly call for repeal of the provision snuck in the state budget a few years ago that gave university booster clubs a windfall by allowing out of state athletes to pay in-state tuition, a move that cost the taxpayers $10 million a year.
The Board of Governors should also call for an end to the non-need based tuition credits paid to private colleges and universities.
Higher education leaders should join the growing chorus of voices calling on lawmakers to raise new revenues as part of a plan to balance the budget