BSC tuition to increase 2.5%

Published 7:37 am Friday, April 19, 2013

Tuition for in-state students at Bainbridge State College will increase by 2.5 percent during the 2013-14 academic year, the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents announced earlier this week.

The 2.5-percent increase is the same at 27 of the USG’s 31 colleges and universities. Georgia State University and Georgia Regents University students will see a 3.5-percent increase, while the University of Georgia’s tuition will increase 5 percent and Georgia Tech’s will increase 7 percent.

According to the Board of Regents, this increase will raise BSC’s tuition per credit-hour from $84.40 to $86.54 for in-state students, and from $319.40 to $327.40 for out-of-state students.

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For an in-state student taking a full work load, it means an annual tuition increase of about $32 (from $1,266 this year to $1,298 next year). Out-of-state students will see their annual tuition increase from $4,791 to $4,911, an increase of $120.

Bainbridge State College’s $32 increase for in-state students was the lowest among the 31 USG institutions.

“The Board of Regents is extremely concerned about the cost of college and ensuring Georgians have access to our institutions,” USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby said. “This small increase helps students and parents financially while ensuring we can continue to provide a quality college education.”

Sixteen institutions also saw an increase in their student fees for the 2013-14 year, but BSC was not one of those 16. Students at BSC will continue to pay the same $444 fee they paid last year. That fee is split between activities ($50), parking ($27), special institutional fee ($200), student center/facilities ($125) and technology ($42).

All tuition increases will go into effect at the start of the fall 2013 semester.