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Students prepare for possible major tuition hikes

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Georgia college students should prepare for possible major tuition hikes.

The University System of Georgia was ordered to slash another $385 million from next year's budget.

The chancellor told lawmakers Wednesday that would equal the total budget of 23 colleges, and there's no way the system can cut that much.

Students are understandably not happy with the possibility of tuition hikes, and don't know how they would pay for it.

"I have no idea, I don't want to take out a loan, but it may come to that," said Chrissy Campbell, Darton Student.

"The majority of us college students are having a hard time paying for our books, they cost an arm and a leg, and we have to worry about tuition," said Nikillya Favors, Darton Student.

Darton College has already been doing more with less serving its more than 5,600 students.

Leaders say there's not much more they can cut.

The Board of Regents won't set tuition rates until the General Assembly approves a higher education budget.

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