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Tuition is on the way up at many state colleges and universities

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The cost of tuition at state schools in Georgia is about to get even more expensive.

The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia has announced tuition at 27 of the state system's colleges and universities will go up 2.5 percent for in-state residents. But students at Georgia Tech, University of Georgia and Georgia State will see tuition go up 7 percent, 5 percent and 3.5 percent respectively.

Officials said students should expect to pay anywhere from $32 to $270 more per semester starting in the fall.

Some students aren't pleased.

"It's hard already to pay for tuition. It's enough to worry about with the cost of books and living expenses without worrying about extra tuition and it's going to be hard to get loans also because you have to up the price of the loans to cover the price of tuition," said Ashley Smith, a student at Georgia State University.

"It really makes me think now I have to allocate more money toward education. And I'm a non-traditional student, so I really look at my finances and education and try and balance to see if it is worth it. I think that is what it makes me do, really," said Daniel Fitch, a student at Georgia State.

In a statement released to the public, the regents said they're concerned about the rising cost of higher education, but they said the increase is the same as last year and it covers inflation.

Some students said it's making them reconsider their future plans.

"Kennesaw is about the same price but they are not raising their prices like Georgia State, so it definitely makes you consider whether to go here or not," said Melissa Tovar, a Georgia State student.

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