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University System of Georgia plans to freeze tuition for 2016-17 academic year

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia announced Feb. 16 that there will be no tuition increase for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The announcement applies to all USG students, including those at UGA, and means the same tuition will be paid at all 29 USG institutions for the 2016-2017 academic year as the current 2015-2016 academic year.

“We have heard from students, parents and legislators regarding year-over-year tuition increases citing concerns about the rising costs of a college education in Georgia,” said Chancellor Hank Huckaby. “We recognize and share their concerns about college affordability. (This) announcement demonstrates we are listening to students, their families and legislators and taking meaningful action.”

The board’s action ensures the USG will continue to offer some of the lowest tuition rates among peer state public higher education systems. Out of the 16 states that make up the Southern Regional Education Board, the USG is the seventh lowest in tuition and fees for four-year institutions.