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.