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Georgia college students won't see tuition increase

Good news for Georgia college students as there won't be tuition hike for the 2018-19 academic year. / Photo: MGN Online

Good news for Georgia college students as there won't be tuition hike for the 2018-19 academic year.

The Board of Regents set the rate during Tuesday meetings.

“We are grateful to Gov. Nathan Deal and the General Assembly for their consistent support of public higher education in Georgia,” Chancellor Steve Wrigley said. “We also recognize the critical need to keep our institutions affordable for students while providing a quality education. The board’s decision today maintains our commitment to keeping tuition increases to a minimum.”

While tuition is staying the same, only nine institutions are increasing fees, up to a maximum of $31 per semester.

“In 2016, a state audit report found that tuition and fees in the University System averaged 25 percent less than what institutions in peer states charged,” said Shelley Nickel, executive vice chancellor for strategy and fiscal affairs. “In 2018, we remain focused on giving students an affordable, accessible and high-quality experience that we hope ultimately results in their success.”

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