ATLANTA - College students in Georgia will pay more in fees next year to help make up for state budget cuts.
The state Board of Regents approved an increase Tuesday that doubles special fees enacted last year when the state began withholding money from departments and agencies. Students will pay between $50 and $100 more than they did this year, depending on where they go to school.
At research universities like the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, students will pay $200 per semester starting in January 2010. Regents spokesman John Millsaps says the fee will raise about $24 million.
The state's 35 colleges and universities may have to turn to more furlough days and layoffs to make up the $163 million in cuts from the state this fiscal year.