The Board of Regents today announced a 2 percent tuition increase at Georgia’s 28 public colleges and universities for full-time, in-state students.
“With the generous support of the governor and legislature, we continue to focus on college affordability, while providing quality education,” said Chancellor Steve Wrigley. “Keeping tuition increases to a minimum allows the University System to provide a quality education balanced with the critical need to keep public higher education affordable.”
The 2 percent increase for the 2017-2018 academic year follows a zero percent increase for this current year. Out of the 16 states that make up the Southern Regional Education Board, the Regents say Georgia has now become the sixth lowest state in tuition and fees for four-year institution.
College affordability has become an increasing concern in Georgia and other states. The Regents also announced efforts to improve on-time graduation rates in the state.
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