Georgia Public Universities Eliminate Per-Semester Special Institutional Fee

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When Georgia’s fiscal 2023 budget starts on July 1, students will see a bit of a reprieve on their bills.

The budget includes $230 million for the University System of Georgia (USG) to eliminate a so-called Special Institutional Fee (SIF). The fee ranges from $170 to $544 per semester, depending on the institution.

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Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Nears Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Georgia’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia Department of Labor officials said this week.

The state’s unemployment rate in June was 4%; three times lower than what it was at the beginning of the pandemic in April 2020. Georgia’s unemployment rate was 3.1% in February 2020.

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