Tuition going up for Florida schools

By: AP
By: AP

ORLANDO -- The Board of Governors approved requests from Florida's 11 state universities for an additional 7 percent tuition increase for the coming academic year.

The Friday action by board's Budget and Finance Committee brings the total increase for the next academic year to 15 percent, the maximum allowed under state law. The legislature has already approved an 8 percent tuition increase.

The legislature determines base tuition rates and state universities can request additional tuition fees, which are approved by the Board of Governors, the constitutional body that oversees Florida's state universities.

Residential tuition at Florida's state universities averaged $4,382 for the 2009-2010 academic year, compared to the national average of $7,020.

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  • by Erica Location: Carrabelle, Fl on Jun 18, 2010 at 11:29 PM
    I completely agree with everyword! This is rediculous... education already puts people in debt. I mean,lets just stack on more debt where people won't even go to college anymore!!! Then what?!?!?!
  • by justmy2cents Location: destin on Jun 18, 2010 at 01:11 PM
    Yep, great idea. In the middle of the worst recession in decades keep raising tuition in state schools that are supposed to be affordable.. These idiots should be forced to go back and retake econ 101.. State run schools are not supposed to make money! In fact it really isn't a big deal if they operate at a loss. Why? Basically it works like this: 1. You provide an *affordable* education to a young person. 2. They graduate and join the workforce, or start their own business. 3. They earn more income, and pay higher taxes, more sales taxes when they buy more stuff with the greater level of disposable income, more property tax when they can afford a better home, etc. Any operating loss seen by the state school is more than made up in the greater taxes paid to the state by the better educated person. Why do we allow such idiots run things? This is like putting sugar in the gas tank of the engine that is our economy.
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