Regents Approve 2.5% Tuition Increase for Dalton State
April 15, 2015
A full-time Georgia student attending Dalton State next fall will pay $2,028 in tuition and fees, an increase of $37 a semester over this year. The amount reflects a 2.5 percent tuition increase passed Tuesday by the Georgia Board of Regents.
“At $2,028 a semester, Dalton State remains an extraordinary educational value,” said Dr. Margaret Venable, interim president. “We know that affordability is essential to our access mission, and we are committed to keeping costs as low as we can while still delivering an outstanding education and rich campus experience.”
The $2,028 bill represents $ 1,532 for tuition ($102 per credit hour) and $496 in fees which have held steady the past two years. Out-of-state students attending full time will pay $5,655 per semester ($377 per semester hour) in tuition and also $496 in fees.
Dalton State has been named among the country’s most affordable four-year colleges for four consecutive years by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center.
According to Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Scott Bailey, Dalton State receives approximately half its revenue from the state of Georgia and the other half from students in the form of tuition and fees. A total of $14,912,672 in state funds has been allocated to Dalton State for FY16 which begins July 1, 2015.