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Monday, April 18, 2011 - 10:38am

Private Colleges Raise Tuition

Students at Georgia’s private colleges and universities will see tuition rise in the fall.

Emory University, Shorter College and the Savannah College of Art and Design will see around a 5-percent spike, while Morehouse and Wesleyan Colleges and Mercer University are raising tuition by close to 3-percent.

Mercer’s Larry Brumley says they’re trying to keep increases to a minimum by not adding staff. They’re also helping students get as much financial help as possible.

“Institutional scholarships, federal financial aid, state financial aid, work study. It’s really a package of aid that we put together to help students manage the cost of attending Mercer.”

Brumley says many of their students will also be able to maintain the full 4-thousand dollar HOPE scholarship for private colleges and universities.