Florida Gulf Coast University Appeals Board's Tuition Decision

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gulf Coast University is appealing a reduced tuition increase.
The Board of Governors last week agreed to let the Fort Myers school raise tuition by 12 percent this fall. The university asked for a 14 percent increase.
The appeal was filed Monday. The other four universities that received lower tuition increases than they requested have until Tuesday to appeal.
Six of the 17 Board of Governors members sit on a panel that will hear the appeals.
The tuition increases, which ranged from 9 percent to 15 percent, will raise $98.32 million across the State University System.
That's about a third of the $300 million spending cut the 11 universities will be facing when the new state budget goes into effect Sunday.

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