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Georgia University System Approves Tuition Hikes

Apr 14, 2015

The Board of Regents approved an increase in tuition again for the state’s public colleges and universities. Georgia Southern University, shown here, is one of the system's colleges that will increase tuition by 2.5 percent.
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Tuition will go up again for Georgia’s public colleges and universities starting this fall.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the increases Tuesday.

Students at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia will pay 9 percent more in tuition, or about $400 per semester.

  Tuition at Georgia Regents University in Augusta and Georgia State University will rise by 5.5 percent. Most other schools will see a 2.5 percent increase. This is the fourth year in a row the Board of Regents voted to up tuition by 2.5 percent for most of the state’s colleges and universities.

The higher price will raise about $80 million for the university system.

State budget cuts in recent years have pushed tuition to cover more costs. The system now gets about 50 percent of its funding from the state.