ATLANTA, GA – The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) voted Tuesday, April 14, to approve a recommendation of no tuition increase for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Regents’ action means 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.

“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,” said Steve Wrigley, USG Chancellor. “We are 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.”

The University System limited tuition increases among USG institutions to an average 0.9% annually for the past five years, well below the rate of inflation. This is the third time in five years there has been no tuition increase across the University System.

No increase in tuition allows USG to continue to offer some of the lowest tuition rates among peer public higher education systems. Out of 16 states that make up the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) USG has the fourth-lowest in-state tuition and fees for Undergraduates as four-year institutions.

Additionally, only fees related to debt payments or contractual obligations were approved for summer semester.

USG HBCU member-institutions include Savannah State University, Albany State University, and Fort Valley State University.

Tuition rates for each institution may be found here.

RALEIGH, NC – Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) is reducing its tuition by 15% starting in the fall of 2020, the University announced on Monday. When most institutions of higher education are raising prices, SAU is addressing the concerns of families who are looking for relief in the area of affordability. The lower cost will apply to in-state and out-of-state, new, and returning students.

“In today’s economy we are painfully aware that tuition cost is the primary factor that separates prospective students from their dream of pursuing higher education,” said Dr. Gaddis Faulcon, Interim President of Saint Augustine’s University. “We are keenly aware of our parents’ and students’ desire to have access to higher education that is affordable but does not compromise on quality and credibility. This tuition adjustment is in direct response to what we see on our campus.”

The cost for non-boarding students to attend SAU will go down from $12,890 to $10,957 a savings of $1,934. The University is pleased to continue to offer academic and performance-based scholarships and financial aid packages for qualifying students. With a high percentage of SAU students receiving federal aid, the University is still committed to providing the best and the most affordable education in the southeast. The liberal arts institution offers 20 majors including a Continuing Education program for evening and weekend adult learners as well as an online curriculum

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About Saint Augustine’s University

Founded in 1867 by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, the mission of Saint Augustine’s University is to sustain a learning community in which students can prepare academically, socially and spiritually for leadership in a complex, diverse and rapidly changing world.