Georgia College tuition to increase 2.5 percent

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April 18, 2012

Tuition at Georgia College will increase 2.5 percent this fall, representing the smallest tuition hike in a decade.

The Board of the Regents of the University System of Georgia set the increase at its meeting today in Atlanta. An undergraduate student enrolling for more than six credit hours at Georgia College will pay $3,317 per semester this fall, up $81.

“The board and I are very sensitive to the present economic realities facing our students and parents,” said USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby.  “We are thankful for the actions of the governor and the general assembly fully funding the formula; it allows us to take a very conservative approach to current tuition. It also helps us maintain accessibility and affordability as we pursue increasing college completion rates across the state.”

The special institutional fee of $275, first enacted in 2009 by the board to help offset lower state support due to the economic recession, was continued at current levels, with some exceptions. The fee had been due to end June 30.

A total exemption from the special institutional fee was approved for active military personnel, joint enrolled students and for exempt students who typically do not pay fees, such as senior citizens. Students who are cross-registered at multiple institutions will pay the fee only at their home institution. The final exemption approved is a 50 percent reduction in the fee for all students taking from one to four credit hours.

The athletic fee for Georgia College will increase $6 per semester, from $175 to $181 in order to support a new intercollegiate volleyball team.  Of 254 student fees in the System, only 18 were approved for increases.

For a complete list of the FY13 tuition rates and fees and fees visit

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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