The State Board Of Regents will approve a tuition hike tomorrow:
The State Board of Regents is scheduled to approve a tuition hike during its regular monthly meeting. Details on the increase and other budget changes will be released at the meeting for all 35 institutions that make up the University System of Georgia.
Freshmen at research institutions — such as the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University — paid $3,035 in tuition per semester this past fall.
A double-digit increase is possible, considering what’s happened elsewhere. For example, some public colleges in Florida increased tuition by about 15 percent.
Georgia lawmakers cut more than $200 million from the colleges’ budgets for the 2011 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Lawmakers cut funding in most state departments to close a nearly $1 billion budget shortfall.