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Georgia college tuition rates raised

ATLANTA -- Parents are going to have dig a little deeper in their pocketbooks to pay for college next school year.

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to raise tution by upwards of 2.5 percent, starting this fall.

For students at most state schools, that translates to an extra $31 to $91 in tuition per semester, depending on the college or university.

The regents note it's the lowest increase in a decade.

"The board and I are very sensitive to the present economic realities facing our students and parents," USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby said in a statement.

The board voted on higher tuition hikes at metro Atlanta's three big schools.

Georgia State University students will face a 3.5 percent tuition increase this fall.

University of Georgia students will see a 5 percent increase in tution.

Georgia Institute of Technology students will see a 6 percent hike.

USG spokesman John Millsaps said the increases at GSU, UGA and Tech are in line with funding formulas at similar schools across the country.

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