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More money needed to get a higher education

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The cost of a college education in Georgia will likely increase again this year, and by a lot.  The University System Chancellor says it would take a tuition hike of 30% to offset state cuts.  He promises that won't happen, but still said students and or their parents will likely pay more for college by fall. 

That news comes after tuition was already increased by about 15% last year.

Darton Communications Director Krista Robitz said, "It is another hit to students for sure and we understand where the system is.  I mean, they are in a balancing act.  It's a juggle.  The economy is terrible, budgets can only be cut so much."

Up to $300 Million could be cut from the budgets of the University System and Technical College System.

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