A small decrease in beer consumption to hit Athens

As tuition goes up.

The cost of college will go up 8 percent for freshmen entering most of the state’s four-year universities this fall under a plan approved Tuesday by the University System Board of Regents.

Prices will go up about 5 percent for incoming freshmen at two-year institutions, and 6 percent at state colleges, which offer two-year programs and some four-year degrees.

The increase amounts to a $180-a-semester bump for incoming freshmen at the state’s four research universities, like the University of Georgia, where students now will pay $2,428 a semester.

Tuition will rise $115 a semester for freshmen at four-year universities, to $1,549, and $59 at state colleges, up to $997 a semester. The cost of attending two-year schools will go up $44, bringing the cost there to $919 a semester.


  1. Rogue109 says:

    “[…] like the University of Georgia, where students now will pay $2,428 a semester.”

    STILL a super deal for the students although some will no doubt whine…

  2. OleDirtyBarrister says:

    The tuition increases at non-profit schools with government buying power always exceed inflation.

    That one semester at UGA is now more expenisve that 3 quarters when I was there. Damn time passes by quickly.

  3. Demonbeck says:

    I guess they’ll have to stock up on beer on Saturday. No more limo runs.

    Can we build a Beer Train AKA Brain Drain Train from Athens to Gwinnett’s baseball stadium? It only has to run on Sundays.

  4. Icarus says:

    I am pro Beer Train.

    We actually had that in the late 80’s, I believe. Only it was a Saturday only train. On game days. Never got to try it, but it looked like fun.

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