No tuition increase expected at Georgia public colleges in the fall

The chief of the state’s university system is recommending a tuition freeze for the upcoming academic year at Georgia’s 26 public colleges and universities.

On Tuesday, the Board of Regents, the appointed board that oversees Georgia public higher education system, will be asked to approve a recommendation of no increase in tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year. That means students will pay the same tuition rates as they do now.

[…] “I think the tuition freeze is the right decision for students, but colleges will likely face tough decisions in the coming years,” said Jennifer Lee, higher education policy analyst for the left-leaning Georgia Budget & Policy Institute. “During the recession, colleges cut budgets by taking actions such as not filling vacancies, increasing class sizes … and using furlough days … These types of actions will hurt the educational experience of many students, especially those at lower-resourced colleges in the state.”

Read full article at Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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