Georgia Board Caps Student Funding of Athletics

May 12, 2016

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents adopted a new policy on Tuesday that will limit how much money from student fees and tuition can be used for athletic programs at the state's public colleges and universities. The cap won't affect the state's athletic powerhouses, the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, as athletics subsidies at both institutions are well below the new policy's limit of 65 to 85 percent of a college's athletic budget. UGA relies on student funding for 2.5 percent of its athletic spending, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, while Georgia Tech relies on 7.2 percent. Six institutions in the state are over the new subsidy cap, including Georgia State University.

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