No tuition increase for 2016-2017 academic year

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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.