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Regents set higher tuition for fall

Albany- Students may not have to take the SAT, but they will pay more for their classes.

The tuition hike got final approval from the Board of Regents Wednesday.

Beginning in the fall, students who attend research universities will pay an extra $270 dollars per year, an 8 percent increase. Students at other four-year universities will pay an extra $116. Students at two-year schools will pay an extra $74. Both are 5 percent increases.

"In my opinion, it's okay," said Janet Jones, a sophomore at Darton College. "But based on different peoples income, household size, I guess it really would matter. You know, every dollar counts."

Lt. Governor Mark Taylor said Wednesday he's unhappy with the increase because the University System received record funding for the next fiscal year at nearly $2 billion.

posted by brannon.stewart@walb.com