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No tuition increase likely for UNC Charlotte students next year

Most years, tuition at UNC Charlotte goes up by about 6 percent. But the university's Vice Chancellor David Dunn says in such a tough economy, school officials did not want to put one more demand on students' checkbooks. "Our Board of Trustees felt very strongly that avoiding really transferring additional economic pressures onto our student population was the right move to make at this time," says Dunn. However, UNC Charlotte students will likely have to shell out more next year in student fees. The university is asking the UNC Board of Governors to allow the school to charge an extra $143 to help defray the cost of a new student union. Dunn says the school could have used the extra revenue a tuition increase would bring. He says the school is looking at options like limiting travel and not updating office equipment regularly to stay within the budget.