When Gov. Nathan Deal signed the 2012 state budget last week, 11 state colleges and universities felt the pain.
Many asked for extra funding through 30-year bonds and what they asked for isn't what they are getting.
Ogeechee Tech in Statesboro asked for $730,000 to design the natural resources building, but the state will give them only $62,000.
Deal defended the cut to Ogeechee Tech by saying the state's priority should be to fund construction for existing projects in which the state has already paid for the design.