Georgia hits pause in climbing college tuition

The announcement Tuesday that tuition rates at Georgia’s public colleges would not go up for the 2016-17 academic year was a break from the recent trend. Over the previous five years, average in-state tuition and fees at Georgia’s four-year public colleges and universities increased 46 percent, according to data from the College Board, the second-largest increase of any state.

The Regents cited “our commitment to college affordability” in their Tuesday announcement, but the total cost of college remains a concern for students and their parents.

Check out these interactive graphics and documents for more information on:

»» The cost of college

»» Georgia tuition rates from 2012-2014

»» Mandatory fees at Georgia’s public colleges

»» The increase in student debt

»» How the increases compare in student borrowing, tuition cost

»» Student loan default rates in Georgia and the nation

»» Which colleges most Georgia high school graduates attend

»» How tuition increases compare with rises in college presidents’ pay

»» Tips from metro students who won full academic scholarships

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