Limit set on cost to Georgia students for college sports

Many Georgia colleges will have to take another look at funding for their sports programs.

The Board of Regents governing the state’s public colleges and universities set limits Tuesday on the amount of money from student fees and tuition that can go toward athletic programs. The cap will be between 65 percent and 85 percent of the athletic budget at most schools, and at least six schools are above the limit now.

The new rules come as a national review of the high cost of athletics at some schools has led to debate about rising college costs and whether students get a good return on their investment when they foot the bill for sports. The goal is for Georgia colleges to seek money for sports through fundraising and other revenue sources beyond what students pay.

Read more about the new funding and expense caps set on Georgia's college sports programs on and in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.