NC NAACP to rally against tuition bill that would ‘cheapen’ schools
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Today the North Carolina NAACP will rally against a bill that would lower tuition at some UNC System schools to as little as $500 per semester.
Many of the schools on the list are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Opponents to North Carolina Senate Bill 873 believe the rates will cheapen the schools. Some opponents have said the bill isn’t about making school more affordable. Instead, it will drain millions of dollars from HBCUs and not replace the funding that’s being taken away.
Supporters of the bill say that low tuition will help increase enrollment at the schools and it’s meant to help students.
The schools that would be affected are Fayetteville State University, Elizabeth City State University, Winston-Salem State University, Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Opponents, including the NAACP, say that $500 per semester will cheapen the schools and make it hard for