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Fayetteville State university Student press
FOR Students, by students
November 16, 2011 • VoL 3, Issue no. 7
Voici photo h\ Antonio Monroe
From the left Darius Willis Mr. Delta Xi. Roshaunda Kitchen Miss
Delta Sigma Theta, Christopher Haywood Mr. Delta Sigma Theta,
and Danareyn Hamlett Mr. Crimson and Cream at the Mr. Delta
Sigma Theta pageant on Nov. 6 at the Seabrook Auditorium.
Open forums held for proposed tuition increase
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by Chameli Hairis
yoice Co-managing editor
Tuition increases raises concerns and
open conversations among students and
A proposal for tuition and fee increases,
tiiat if passed would be implemented next
academic year, is currently being debated on
amongst students and administration.
First, discussed behind closed doors of the
Chancellors conference room several students
and faculty members sat down at the table as
equals to discuss what may just be the most
talked about subject on campus. The facts
and figures the committee came up with were
first presented to Fayetteville State University
students at an open forum that was held last
Rumors of tuition hikes for the next aca
demic year have been looming over the FSU
campus for the past several years. After opt
ing to keep the rates the same last year, the
administration has realized that the time has
come to act.
Part of the tuition increase will come fi’om
the increasing cost of fees that are totaled into
students overall cost to attend the university.
Among the fees that may be raised is the
health services fee, athletics fee, as well as a
proposed increase in the student activities fee.
Overall the proposed increase will amount
to a 5.3 percent increase in tuition and fees.
The cost of attendance for undergraduate
residents of North Carolina for the 2011-2012
academic year is $2,427. With the proposed
increase the cost goes up to $2,584. The pro
posed increases for undergraduate residents
and both resident and non-resident graduates
is a 6.5 percent increase. While for non-resi
dent graduate students the proposed increase
is only 3.25 percent.
Even with these proposed financial in
creases, the biggest concern for FSU is how
to remain competitive with the other universi
ties and still keep up with the financial hard
times that the university is facing. It was re
ported in August that FSU reduced its staff
and faculty positions by more than one posi
Institutions such as Winston-Salem, North
Carolina Central and North Carolina A&T are
popular universities that students usually ap
ply to, when college hunting. Research con
ducted by the committee has shown that with
the proposed increases, FSU may be more
costly to attend than the other schools.
See TUITION, page 9