Via Hot Air, it seems that the Obama Administration’s “Affordable Care Act” has made health insurance less affordable for North Carolina’s college students.

CNN’s Political Ticker reports that Tom Ross, the president of the University of North Carolina system, informed the university’s board of governors that there would be a significant increase in the cost of university-provided insurance plans that would result in students paying nearly twice as much as they do now.

These increases are a result of the initial implementation of specific “Obamacare” requirements.

“Based on more than three semesters of actual claims experience, as well as the new provisions of the Affordable Care Act, we are facing large increases in premiums for our students,” Ross wrote in the letter.

In North Carolina, college students are required to have proof of health insurance, either through their university, their parents or a private provider.

Students who purchase insurance plans from North Carolina public universities this fall will be shelling out $709 per semester. That’s up significantly from a cost of $460 per semester last year.

This trend is not limited to North Carolina schools, either. A Forbes report indicates that the cost of College Health Plans can ultimately go up as high as 1,112%

Radnofsky reports on three institutions that are facing dramatic increases in their insurance costs. At the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, she writes, the 2011-2012 school-year premium was $440 per student. Next year’s plan will cost between $1,300 and $1,600.

Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C. paid $245 per student per year for 2011-2012. Next year, they’ll have to pay $2,507 to meet the law’s requirements. The University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. paid even less last year—$165 a year—but will have to pay between $1,500 and $2,000 next year: more than twelve times their current insurance costs.