Resolution to face UNC BOG
Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 14:09
The N.C. Central University SGA, along with the UNC Association of Student Governments, adopted a resolution that would allow UNC System chancellors to allocate tuition revenues to need-based financial aid at their respective institutions.
The resolution must be approved by the UNC Board of Governors. In the past, UNC schools were required to set aside at least 25 percent of revenues from future tuition increases for need-based financial aid.
The resolution comes as a reaction to a recent proposal that need-based financial aid may not exceed 25 percent.
“As the cost of education continues to rise in North Carolina, state legislators, members of the Board of Governors and UNC general administration should listen closely to individual campuses and their needs,” said Reggie McCrimmon, NCCU SGA president.
Kevin Kimball, ASG chief information officer, said an allocation cap would limit financial aid, affecting larger schools and HBCUs in North Carolina.
He said UNCASG wants to keep college accessible. “We are adopting this problem as a student priority,” said Carmelo Montalvo, NCCU SGA vice president.
“They want to raise statistics but they are not giving us the resources to do so.”