UNC tuition cap in jeopardy

Some will feel the pinch more than others:

A group of tuition and financial aid experts from across the UNC system is recommending that the four-year-old cap be loosened so tuition can go higher if state money lags. The group suggests that the cap could rise if the state provides less money to the university in a given year than the 6 percent increase it has averaged over time.

The 6.5 percent cap was put in place in 2006 at the behest of UNC President Erskine Bowles, who took office that year trumpeting the need for more predictable tuition growth.

So much for having economic diversity in our state institutions of higher learning...