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Board of Regents votes against tuition hike

October 12, 2004

Albany - The Georgia Board of Regents voted down a tuition hike for state colleges and universities today. Under pressure from Governor Perdue, the Board decided not to increase tuition by 10%. They'll find other ways absorb $64-million in budget cuts.

Some college students were already preparing to pay a more for their education. "I got a letter from the HOPE scholarship stating some colleges may raise tuition and that they weren't going to cover the cost until fall, so we would have pay out of pocket for it," said Albany State Freshman Anais Hall-Garrison.

Friday, some Georgia college students protested the tuition hike at the Capital. Tuesday afternoon, Lt. Governor Mark Taylor said he applauds students for their activism which encouraged the Board of Regents to carefully consider the impact of a tuition hike.

Posted at 4:50PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com