The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) is scheduled to meet Tuesday, April 14th, and will be asked to approve a recommendation of no tuition increase for the 2020-2021 academic year.
If approved, there will be no increase for any USG student. Students will pay the same tuition rates at all 26 USG institutions for the 2020-2021 academic year as they do now for the current 2019-2020 academic year. This includes East Georgia State College in Swainsboro, Statesboro and August.
Specifically, for EGSC students, there will be no tuition or fee increases in the coming 2020-2021 academic year. In addition, the only fees charged to students in summer semester 2020 will be the Institutional fee and the Information Technology fee. With these fee reductions, a student on the Swainsboro campus taking four or more hours will see a reduction in their total summer cost of $178. EGSC-Statesboro and EGSC-Augusta students will also see reductions this summer. In addition, students will benefit from the elimination of the online differential charged to undergraduate students.
“One of the University System of Georgia’s top priorities is affordability, and that has never been more important than now for our students and their families,” USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley said. “We are all trying to navigate an extraordinary time. It is more critical than ever for our institutions to provide a quality education while maintaining the affordability and accessibility that helps more Georgians attain a college degree and find success in the workforce.”
EGSC President Bob Boehmer stated, “East Georgia State College is committed to ensuring our college continues our mission of providing a quality, accessible education at the lowest cost possible. We are here to offer pathways of success to our students that will enable them to attain a better life for them and their families. By holding tuition at the current rate and reducing fees this summer, the opportunity is available to a wider range of both traditional and non-traditional students.”