The University System of Public colleges, technical schools, and Universities will charge students $32 to $270 more in tuition per semester starting fall of the 2013 school year under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the Georgia Board of Regents.
Here is a complete printout of University System of Georgia 2013-2014 Tuition and Fees
Georgia Tuition and Fees 2013-2014 will follow the same path as previous years. Tuition and fee rates have increased every year for more than a decade for College students and their parents. The tuition increases which were finalized by the regents for Georgia’s 31 public schools match the same rate as the increases adopted last year, which were the lowest since 2002. Along with tuition increases, the board of regents also passed along fee increases such as health service fees and other fees not associated with tuition. Of course, the Hope Scholarship award amounts are based on tuition and not fees; therefore, any increase in fees are totally absorbed by students and parents.
For 27 schools in the University System of Georgia, students will see an increase of 2.5 percent more in 2013-2014 tuition. That results in an additional $32 to $83 per semester at schools ranging from Georgia Southern University to Dalton State University to Armstrong Atlantic State University, where the regents completed their Tuesday meeting in Savannah.
The remaining four schools, Georgia’s larger research universities, will see their rates rise even more. Georgia Tech students will absorb the largest increase, with in-state undergraduates paying an extra $270 — or 7 percent — each semester. University of Georgia undergrads tuition will rise $191 more per semester, a 5 percent increase. Georgia State University in Atlanta and Georgia Regents University in Augusta will each increase undergraduate tuition 3.5 percent, about $131 per semester.
The regents finalized the tuition and fee changes even though the system is getting an additional $54.6 million in funding from the Legislature for the next school year. Chancellor Hank Huckaby said the University System continues to struggle to keep up with soaring enrollment, higher health care premiums for employees and other costs after absorbing $1.4 billion in budget cuts in the past five years.
“We worked very hard to keep it at affordable levels,” Huckabee said. “But we’re nowhere close to where we were being funded five years ago.”
University system officials say the average tuition cost in Georgia remains below those in neighboring Southern states such as Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina.