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VSU explores cost-saving measures

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Valdosta State University is increasing the size of its lecture type classes as a cost-saving measure.

This is one of the ways VSU is dealing with the eight million dollar budget cuts. Lecture type classes are the introductory courses at the school.

One of the students WALB spoke with said although he's a senior and enrollment is projected to be four percent compared to fall 2008, he thinks large classrooms could change a student's decision to enroll in the future.

"It might have an effect on students here and how people really want to come here," said Ed Pluskota, VSU Senior. "They want to come here because there's less students in class and that's really attractive."

VSU says they have no plans for layoffs, but they are waiting to hear from the Board of Regents tonight or tomorrow as to whether or not they'll furlough. VSU classes begin next Monday.

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