Cap Student Debt in North Carolina, Not Student Aid


April 6, 2015

By Hajar Ahmed
unc grad

This past weekend, I took on the UNC Board of Governors’ new tuition and financial aid policy in an op-ed to the Charlotte Observer.

Read more at the Charlotte Observer and go to to sign the petition.

The North Carolina Board of Governors should take notice: after a year of intense lobbying and opposition from students and the broader community, the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia announced it would lower the student loan debt burden for low- and middle-income Virginian families who were previously required to borrow up to $28,000 in college loans. North Carolina should be doing the same, but instead is moving in the opposite direction and prompting an increase in student loan debt…