UNC TUITION SURCHARGE/ADVANCE NOTICE.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 255 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN COURSES AND ACADEMIC CREDIT HOURS TRANSFERRED TO A CONSTITUENT INSTITUTION SHALL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE CALCULATION OF CREDIT HOURS FOR PURPOSES OF THE TUITION SURCHARGE AND TO REQUIRE THAT UNIFORM PROCEDURES BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SYSTEM TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE ADVANCE NOTICE TO A STUDENT WHEN THE STUDENT IS APPROACHING THE CREDIT HOUR LIMIT REGARDING THE TUITION SURCHARGE.
Intro. by Glazier, Johnson, Holloway.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-325 (House Action) (Jul 23 2013)

Bill History:

H 255/S.L. 2013-325

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 25 2013 - More information

     AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN COURSES AND ACADEMIC CREDIT HOURS TRANSFERRED TO A CONSTITUENT INSTITUTION SHALL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE CALCULATION OF CREDIT HOURS FOR PURPOSES OF THE TUITION SURCHARGE AND TO REQUIRE THAT UNIFORM PROCEDURES BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SYSTEM TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE ADVANCE NOTICE TO A STUDENT WHEN THE STUDENT IS APPROACHING THE CREDIT HOUR LIMIT REGARDING THE TUITION SURCHARGE. Enacted July 23, 2013. Effective July 23, 2013. Sections 1 and 2 apply beginning with the 2013 fall semester.


  • Summary date: Jul 10 2013 - More information

    Conference report makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

    Deletes proposed changes made to GS 116-143.7(a), Tuition surcharge.

    Provides that, notwithstanding GS 116-143.7, courses and credit hours transferred from an institution of higher education that is not a constituent institution or a community college established pursuant to GS 115D-4 that are accepted by a constituent institution prior to August 15, 2013, will not count toward the tuition surcharge under GS 116-143.7.  Requires the General Administration of The University of North Carolina to report by March 1, 2014, to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on the number of courses exempted from the tuition surcharge pursuant to this section.

    Makes technical and conforming changes to the enactment clause.


  • Summary date: Jun 5 2013 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Makes clarifying and technical changes to GS 116-143.7.


  • Summary date: Mar 19 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends GS 116-143.7(a) and (a2) to clarify that courses and credit hours taken at another constituent institution or community college under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Community Colleges and accepted for transfer credit count toward the credit limit for the tuition surcharge.

    Provides that courses and credit hours transferred and accepted for credit from an institution of higher learning that is not a constituent institution or a community college that is not under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Community Colleges are excluded from counting toward the tuition surcharge limit.


  • Summary date: Mar 6 2013 - More information

    Amends GS 116-143.7, (Tuition surcharge), specifying that courses and credit hours taken at another constituent institution or community college and accepted for transfer credit count towards the credit limit for the tuition surcharge (was, any courses and credit hours accepted for transfer). Excludes courses and credit hours transferred and accepted for credit from an institution of higher learning that is not a constituent institution or a community college from counting towards the tuition surcharge limit.

    Mandates that each constituent institution must implement procedures to notify students and parents about the tuition surcharge and to provide advance notice to a student when the student is approaching the credit hour limit for the tuition surcharge.

    Charges the UNC Board of Governors (Board) with developing a uniform set of notification principles regarding the tuition surcharge, including a process for each campus to notify students and parents at orientation and through each each semester's tuition statements, as well as advance notification when the student is approaching the credit hour limit for the tuition surcharge. The Board will direct each constituent instituion to implement these procedures.

    Effective when the act becomes law and applies to the fall 2013 academic semester and each subsequent academic semester.


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