Ga. colleges eyeing furloughs, tuition hikes


Incoming freshmen at Georgia's colleges and universities may have to pay more than their predecessors.

University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll B. Davis told lawmakers at a committee meeting Monday that he doesn't "see any way tuition is not going to go up." Most students already enrolled in colleges won't see tuition increase under the "Fixed for Four" plan that guarantees the same tuition rate for four years.

Davis also told the committee that furloughs are possible for the system's 40,000 employees, reversing his statement in January that he is "philosophically opposed" to asking employees to take unpaid days off. He says campus presidents ultimately will make the decision.

The system has laid off 62 workers so far this fiscal year.

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