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Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 5:26am

College Fees Could Rise

Georgia college students may have to pay up to $400 more in fees next year to make up for budget cuts at the state’s colleges and universities.

The state Board of Regents is expected to vote on it next week. The board will meet Tuesday
and Wednesday in Atlanta.

The proposed increase is between $50 and $100, depending on where a student goes to school. Students attending research universities like University of Georgia and Georgia Tech would pay $200 per semester.

Regents officials say the state is planning to cut another $163 million from the higher education budget as sales tax revenues continue to slump.