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Posted: April 20, 2013 2:15 p.m.

GPC tuition to increase by 2.5%

Georgia Perimeter College’s tuition increase is one of the lowest in the University System of Georgia, keeping a college education affordable and accessible.

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents is holding the line on tuition increases, keeping the percentage increase at the same level as it approved last year.

Last week, the governing body approved a tuition increase of just 2.5 percent for in-state, undergraduate students at 27 University System of Georgia colleges and universities.

The 2.5 percent increase means that in-state tuition for a full-time student at Georgia Perimeter will go from $1,266 to $1,298 per semester – just a $32 increase. Fees for a full-time student will increase by $24.

“We are focused on making sure that Georgia Perimeter continues to offer an outstanding education at an affordable price,” said GPC interim president Rob Watts. “In this economic climate, more people realize the value and quality of a GPC education. We are proud to meet the needs of our community.”

The small percentage increase was made possible, said Chancellor Hank Huckaby, because of the strong budget support provided to the USG by Gov. Nathan Deal and the General Assembly in the fiscal year 2014 budget. “We received $63 million in new formula funds to support our enrollment growth,” said Huckaby “This is critical to our efforts to minimize tuition increases for students and we appreciate the support.”

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