(WTVM) - The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia (USG) will keep all 28 of the USG's colleges and universities to a 2 percent tuition increase for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Over the last five tears, the USG has maintained tuition increases to an average of 2.2 percent annually and continues to offer some of the lowest tuition rates among state public higher education systems.
The change increases Columbus State university's tuition from $174.20 per credit hour to $177.67. Tuition for in-state students enrolled in 15 hours increases from $2,613 per semester to $2,665.
"The University System of Georgia is committed to providing students an affordable, accessible and high-quality college education," said Shelley Nickel, executive vice chancellor for strategy and fiscal affairs. "Across the University System, we are working together to help make college affordable with the goal of student success."
USG provides free, open-source, on-line e-textbooks through the affordable Learning Georgia initiative and through its online offerings, eCore, will decrease tuition from $169 to $159 per credit hour.
For more information about tuition rates for each institution, click here.