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House looks to put cap on funding of UNC system enrollment growth

Higher education funding is highly dependent on enrollment projections. The UNC system gives its projection to North Carolina lawmakers, and they approve funding based on those numbers. Problem is, the enrollment numbers have been higher than projected, and that means more money is being spent than originally budgeted. But that system might change. The full House of Representatives approved a budget last week that says it intends to only fund enrollment growth of 1 percent next year. Whether the language remains still needs to be worked out with Senate leaders in conference committee. The 1 percent cap is the idea of House Education chairman Ray Rapp of Mars Hill. He spoke with WFAE.