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Tuition freeze in Georgia for upcoming school year

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Written by Julia Rodriquez, Asst. Opinions Editor

No increase in tuition will occur for the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

College expenses can be overwhelming for some students and no increase in tuition could greatly benefit a lot of people.

“We carefully assess the tuition rates for our institutions and are committed to keeping college as affordable as possible for students and their families,” said Chairman Kessel Stelling in USG’s news release.

Most students were happy to hear the news and gave positive responses when asked how they felt about this tuition freeze.

“I thinks it’s relieving and it’s comforting to know,” Rachel Fish, freshman interior design major, said.

Money can be a stressful topic and not everyone’s income increases with the price of tuition, so knowing it will remain the same price for another year can take a giant load off of students’ shoulders.

“I think that’s a good thing because college in general is so expensive,” Coral Wilcox, freshman criminal justice major, said.

Other students were glad to hear it would remain the same, but were hoping for a little more.

“It’s good but at the same time I have to pay for everything myself so I really wish It’d go down not just stay the same,” Josh Jones, sophomore computer science major, said.

Though it is unfortunate that the price is not going down, VSU still remains one of the cheapest college choices as a USG school.  The tuition rates are among the lowest in the Southern Regional Education Board, according to the USG Board.



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