Staff photo by Allison Kwesell/Chattanooga Times Free Press Traffic flows around Dalton State College in Dalton, Ga.
This fall, Dalton State students will pay the smallest tuition increase in a decade and an increase of only $20 in student fees.
The Board of Regents voted to increase tuition rates of all but the largest Georgia colleges and universities by 2.5 percent, the smallest increase since fiscal year 2003, according to a news release.
For fulltime Georgia students at Dalton State, that means an increase of only $35 per semester, from $1,388 to $1,423. Tuition for out-of-state students will increase $128 per semester, from $5,129 to $5,257.
All student fees at Dalton State will remain the same as last year with the exception of a new $20 fee that will be assessed for transportation.
According to Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Scott Bailey, that fee will be used to provide transportation for students going to and from the main campus to off- campus parking facilities as well as to help lease those facilities. A portion of the fee will be used to purchase two new 12-passenger vans over the next two years for student transportation. They will replace existing vans.