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Appalachian’s Board of Trustees approves fee increases for 2014-15

BOONE—Costs to attend Appalachian State University next fall will increase $531 or 4.1 percent for in-state students residing on campus. The university’s Board of Trustees recommended increases in general and indebtedness fees during their quarterly meeting held Dec. 13 on campus. The increase must be approved by the UNC Board of Governors, action that is expected to occur in February 2014.

UNC President Tom Ross and the UNC Board of Governors asked that campuses not raise tuition this year, according to Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Greg Lovins. However, he said, undergraduate out-of-state students will see a 6 percent tuition increase following action taken this summer by the N.C. Legislature.

In-state undergraduate costs for students living on campus will total $13,438 compared to $12,952 for the current academic year.

The breakdown of fee increases for all students follows:

  • Educational and technology fee, a $6 increase for a total $495 fee
  • Athletics general fee, a $33 increase for a total fee of $698
  • Educational, Recreational and Renewable Energy Initiative programs, a $10 increase for a total of $358
  • Athletics Facilities Debt Service, a $33 increase for a total fee of $180
  • Transportation Fee, a $9 increase for a total fee of $114 (supports the local AppalCART transportation service and the campus Safe Ride van service)

Students residing on campus will also pay more for room and board. The Standard Room Option will $170 increase for a total of $4,170. The Standard Meal Option will increase $270 for a total of $2,510.

Out-of-state undergraduate students living on campus will pay $26,650 for the 2014-15 academic year. That includes the 6 percent tuition increase of $959 and the $531 increase in fees, room and board.

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