EGSC to continue offering lowest tuition in Georgia
by Katelyn Moore, East Georgia State College | April 26, 2018 11:42 am
Last Updated: April 26, 2018 at 10:43 am
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents recently announced that students attending school in the USG will pay the same tuition for the 2018 – 2019 academic year as the current 2017 – 2018 academic year, after the BOR set annual tuition rates for all 26 colleges and universities at a zero percent increase.
The USG has been able to limit tuition increases to an average of 1.8 percent annually over the last five years and continues to offer some of the lowest tuition rates among peer public higher education systems. Out of the 16 states that make up the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), the USG remains the sixth lowest state in tuition and fees for four-year institutions.
“East Georgia State College’s mission is to provide an affordable high quality point of access to a college degree for the deserving students and families in this great region,” said East Georgia State College President Bob Boehmer. “We are proud to offer the lowest total cost of tuition and fees among all USG institutions and to be able to continue that in the coming year.”
East Georgia State College’s tuition and fees for 2018-2019 in-state tuition totals $1,390 (at $92.67 per credit hour) and out-of-state at $5,263 ($350.87 per credit hour.)
“We are grateful to Governor Nathan Deal and the General Assembly for their consistent support of public higher education in Georgia,” Chancellor Steve Wrigley said. “We also recognize the critical need to keep our institutions affordable for students while providing a quality education. The board’s decision maintains our commitment to keeping tuition increases to a minimum.”