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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 8:09am

Colleges & Universities to Furlough Six Days

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.

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