No tuition increase for 2016-2017 academic year

Education Costs

Brea Dupye

The Board of Regents approved plans for no tuition increases on Wednesday, that allows all University System of Georgia (USG) students from the current 2015-2016 academic year, to pay the same tuition rate for the 2016-2017 academic year.

According to USG: There has also been an approval from the Board for a 20 percent decrease in the cost of eMajor credit hours for the upcoming academic year. The eMajor initiative gives students the opportunity to take on-line learning programs for completion of specific associate’s and bachelor’s degrees.

The Affordable Learning Georgia initiative, gives students free on-line e-textbooks which has been estimated to save students over $15 million for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Out of 16 states in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), the university system of Georgia is ranked seventh lowest in tuition and fees for four-year universities.