Public Colleges Weigh Tuition Hikes
Across the nation, cash-strapped public colleges and universities are considering steep increases in student tuition and fees, among other measures, to make up for losses in state revenue.
In Georgia, public university officials will meet this week in a special session to discuss cost-cutting measures. In Idaho, the presidents of the state’s public universities are laying the groundwork to request tuition or fee increases higher than the 10 percent allowed each year by the State Board of Education. And in Nebraska, the president of the University of Nebraska has put the university's campuses on notice to make spending cuts.
Georgia's Board of Regents will be asked to approve 8 percent budget reductions for the current fiscal year and will vote on slashing college budgets, increasing health care costs to employees and hiking student fees. That’s up from the 6 percent cuts the board already OK’d at the request of Gov....
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