Board of Regents Approves Tuition Increases

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Seven percent increase to take effect fall semester

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Recognizing that the state’s public research universities need to remain nationally competitive at a time when state funding is receding, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has voted to increase tuition for the upcoming academic year.

Recognizing that the state’s public research universities need to remain nationally competitive at a time when state funding is receding, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has voted to increase tuition for the upcoming academic year.

During its April meeting, the regents approved a 7 percent increase in Tech’s resident student tuition — an addition of approximately $270 for undergraduates and $370 for graduate students per semester. Out-of-state tuition will increase by the same dollar amount as in-state tuition.

The increase, the highest among USG institutions, reflects Georgia Tech’s emphasis on disciplines — engineering, computer science, and architecture — that require greater investment. While maintaining affordability was a key consideration in the decision-making process, the board’s overall strategy was to find a balance that does not sacrifice quality.

“As a world-class research university, the faculty expertise, state-of-the-art facilities, and exceptional programs available at Georgia Tech are highly sought after,” said President G. P. “Bud” Peterson. “Seventy-five percent of Georgia Tech’s students are enrolled in technology-related programs that are simply more expensive to operate, and we are committed to maintaining excellence. While we are working diligently to control costs — that alone is not enough, so students are being asked to increase their cost sharing to preserve the quality of their educational investment.”

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  • Created On: Apr 16, 2013 - 1:35pm
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