Technical Colleges’ State Board Approves Budget

September 6, 2007 – The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) today approved a $385.7 million budget that includes a $5 per credit hour increase in student tuition. The board’s approval came during its monthly meeting, which was held at Coosa Valley Technical College in Rome. Georgia’s technical college tuition has been and will continue to be one of the lowest among the southern states. The new increase, the first in two years, will raise the annual cost from $1,488 to $1,728 for a full-time student.

“Even with this tuition increase, Georgia’s students are getting a great value,” said President of Columbus Technical College, J. Robert “Bob” Jones. “Georgia has the finest system of technical colleges in the nation. Only through reasonable increases in funding can we maintain our high quality programs, maintain our facilities and serve our students and the business community.”

View the complete Department of Technical and Adult Education Press Release: Technical Colleges’ State Board Approves $385.7 Million FY09 Budget Request (pdf, Get Adobe Reader).

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