Wed., August 12, 2009 12:09pm (EDT)

Colleges & Universities to Furlough Six Days
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Georgia Tech is one of the universities furloughing its employees for six days. (photo by Gregor Smith)
Georgia Tech is one of the universities furloughing its employees for six days. (photo by Gregor Smith)
Employees at Georgia's colleges and universities will take six furlough days this school year.

The state Board of Regents approved the cost-cutting measure during a meeting in Atlanta on Wednesday. It's expected to save $42 million.

Georgia's 35 campuses also presented plans to slash eight percent from their budgets, including raising student fees, cutting jobs and increasing class sizes. This could save them up to $176 million.

That's on top of the $275 million that was carved out of colleges' budgets last fiscal year.