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Board of Regents increases tuition for fall 2013

Steven Smith, ASU Student Steven Smith, ASU Student
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A lot of Georgia college students aren't happy that their tuition is about to go up again.

Tuesday, the Board of regents approved a 2.5% increase in tuition and fees. The increase will cost undergraduate students at public colleges $32 to $83 more per semester next fall.

The state's four research universities will see bigger increases. It will cost Georgia Tech undergrads $270 more to attend classes next fall, and University of Georgia students can expect a nearly two-hundred dollar increase.

"I know a lot of people this year wound up getting kicked out of their dorms just because of money issues," said Steven Smith, ASU Student. "So there could be more people getting kicked out, or more people not staying in the yard. You know, we're having more and more people move off the yard due to housing, and if tuition is going up, housing's gonna go up."

Smith said he'd like to see the extra tuition go to fixing up campuses.

Tuition and fees have gone up multiple times in recent years, including a 2.5% increase last fall.

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