Georgia Suspends Fixed-Tuition Program

Starting in fall, state schools will not lock in price of tuition for students' four years.

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The Georgia Board of Regents voted unanimously to suspend the program that locked in tuition rates at public colleges for four years, the Atlanta Journal - Constitution reports. The 2006 "Fixed for Four" policy will still apply for students who matriculated under the plan but will be discontinued starting this fall for incoming students.

Other changes include a 25 percent tuition increase for University of Georgia and Georgia Tech students. At the other state schools, students will be charged a la carte for credits above the 12 allotted. In the past, students paid tuition for 12 hours of classes but could take additional credits free. Georgia Tech and UGA students will pay a flat fee based on 15 credits and can take more with no extra charge.