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.