Fri., March 5, 2010 2:51pm (EST)

MCG Helps Students Deal With Potential Cuts
By Noel Brown
Updated: 4 years ago

AUGUSTA, Ga.   —  
Officials at the Medical College of Georgia want to assure their students that cuts threatening degree programs won't keep them from graduating. (image courtesy MCG)
Officials at the Medical College of Georgia want to assure their students that cuts threatening degree programs won't keep them from graduating. (image courtesy MCG)
At a town hall meeting earlier this week MCG students expressed outrage toward school officials after it was announced that proposed cuts included several of its degree programs. MCG Provost Barry Goldstein hopes to quiet some of those fears with a plan that would ensure students are able to graduate even if their programs were to be eliminated.

"What we would do is use any tuition increases that the Board of Regents Approves plus the current tuition that is coming in for the programs and then any other one-time funds that we would typically use for expenses like equipment or renovations to offset the cost until students have the opportunity to finish the degree programs," said Goldstein.

Governor Perdue vowed this week to prevent the legislature from making extreme cuts to the university system.