Georgia’s Board of Regents voted Tuesday afternoon to raise tuition at the state’s public colleges. Starting in the fall, students at most schools will pay 2.5 percent more each semester. That’s between $32 and $85, depending on the school. Students say it will be tough to pay more. Armstrong Atlantic State University freshman Adrian Wyatt says to afford higher tuition, he might have to cut back the 16 credits he’s taking this semester.
Atlanta's city council is forming a task force to address crimes against students on college campuses in the city. City Council President Ceasar Mitchell called for the task force, saying it's imperative that a plan is formulated to keep students safe when they return to school.
Georgia State University researchers have received a $10 million grant to create a research center to help improve reading for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The center will be the first of its kind in the country.
Georgia State is moving up to the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision and will join the Sun Belt Conference for the 2013 season. The official invitation was extended to the school by Sun Belt Conference president and Troy University chancellor Jack Hawkins Monday.
Georgia State is studying a possible move to the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, just two seasons after launching its program. The Panthers currently compete in the Football Championship Subdivision as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.Ga. State studies possible move to FBS Ga. State studies possible move to FBS
The college football season starts in earnest Saturday. The day includes openers for the Georgia Bulldogs, hosting Louisiana-Lafayette in Athens. Georgia Tech’s Yellow Jackets are home in Atlanta hosting South Carolina State. And Georgia Southern is in Statesboro to face Savannah State.