Georgia Board of Regents releases tuition and fee level for 2012-2013

From the Board of Regents:

This fall, most students at Georgia’s 35 public colleges and universities will see the smallest tuition increase in a decade – 2.5 percent.

The action taken by the Board of Regents on tuition today is possible in part due to Gov. Nathan Deal recommending and the General Assembly agreeing to full funding of the formula for the University System of Georgia. By doing so, the regents were provided with a strong financial base upon which to set current tuition policy in fiscal year 2013.

Another key contributor to the current decision is the goal of the board to maintain affordability. “The board and I are very sensitive to the present economic realities facing our students and parents,” said University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby.

So most colleges are going to see increases approximately the same as the inflation rate. According to that press release, the Regents also tried to minimize the impact of fee increases, reporting that “of the total 254 student fees in place in the System, only 18 were recommended and approved for increase.”

While 32 of the state institutions are seeing increases of 2.5%, the three top universities are seeing more, according to the AJC:

Georgia Tech, University of Georgia and Georgia State University students face heftier increases.

Georgia Tech will see the largest increase at 6 percent. Students will pay $3,859 per semester, a $218 jump.

At UGA, a 5 percent increase awaits students, hiking their tuition by $182 to $3,823 per semester.

Georgia State students will pay 3.5 percent more, with semester charges growing by $127 to $3,768.

Click here for the full list of the tuition for this year and next at all state institutions.

As an example, a full-time student at Armstrong should only see an increase of $55 to $2256 for in state tuition per semester and $200 to $8208 for out of state tuition.