BOCA RATON (CBSMiami) – Florida Atlantic University, located in Boca Raton, is raising the price of tuition once again.

For the third year in a row, FAU increased tuition 15-percent, despite complaints about the rising costs of college.

In addition to the 15-percent tuition hike for undergraduates, student fees also went up 6-percent, according to the Sun Sentinel.

With approval of the tuition hike, a full-time in-state student would pay $6,139, up $656 from the current year.

All this comes, officials said, because the state Legislature slashed $25 million in funding and told universities to increase tuition to help offset the cuts.

The FAU Board of Trustees also voted to close its Port St. Lucie and Fort Lauderdale campuses.

The Port St. Lucie campus will shutdown in about two weeks.

Classes at the Fort Lauderdale campus will end over the next year and be completely shut down by July 1, 2013.



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