Board of Regents approve tuition hike

Written by  Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:32

  The state Board of Regents Tuesday approved increasing tuition fees for the states 31 colleges and Universities.


  The 2014-15 academic year will mark the third year in row tuition to attend the majority of the University System of Georgia’s colleges and universities will rise.


  Most of the campuses will see a 2.5% tuition hike but that will be higher for the state’s four research universities. 


  Brown said the higher rates at the four research universities are market driven and based on comparative tuition data for peer institutions.


  Georgia Southern students will end up paying $2,549 per semester, an increase of about $62.  Students at East Georgia College based in Swainsboro with a campus in Statesboro will pay $1,330, or $32 more per semester.   


  The FY15 budget also includes $223.9 million for construction projects.  Georgia Southern University is expected to receive $550,000 in construction funds for the Military Science Building


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