Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Ga. Students to Pay Tech Fees Next Year

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Ga. Students to Pay Tech Fees Next Year

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ATLANTA -- Students on Georgia's public college campuses will pay a technology fee next fall, but what they get for their money will vary widely depending on where they go to school.

Many students will be able to register for classes online and connect to the Internet in their dorm rooms and classrooms, and some will even be issued laptop computers.

But at other colleges, they will find waiting lists to use campus computer labs and will have to stand in long lines to register for class.

An Atlanta Journal-Constitution survey of Georgia's 34 public colleges and universities found most campuses are quickly becoming wired environments of learning.

Responses to the survey also show some schools don't yet have a detailed plan for how they will spend the $10 to $75 per semester technology fees.

The survey followed the University System of Georgia Board of Regents' approval of new technology fees for 28 public colleges. The other six already charged a fee.

Among those with a head start on providing technology are Clayton College & State University and Floyd College, rated ninth in the nation among the most-wired two-year school by the Yahoo! …

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