Students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte may soon have to pay a $30 campus security fee.

The fee would be in addition to an already proposed increase to tuition and fees. It would be would be assessed to students by each UNC institution for the school year 2015 - 16 and is expected to generate approximately $5.4 million per year.

Officials said the extra fee is needed to prepare police departments to respond to extreme events, such as a campus shooting, and to respond to increasing federal and state regulations, such as requiring more detailed investigations of alleged sexual assault cases.

The UNC Board of Governors is expected to vote on the proposal in late February.