A splintered Florida Board of Governors approved a variety of tuition increases for 11 of the state’s 12 public universities following a chaotic meeting that featured changing votes and shifting coalitions.
Florida Atlantic University, located in Boca Raton, is raising the price of tuition once again.
The Florida House of Representatives has approved a plan to give Florida’s two major research universities, the University of Florida and Florida State University, wide power to raise tuition.
While tuition may be going up in Florida universities, so are enrollment rates.
The budget passed out of the Florida Senate last week slashes state funding to the eleven public universities by $400 million.
The University of Florida and Florida State University could soon have the power to set higher tuition rates than the state’s other universities.
Pitting the chamber against the wishes of Gov. Rick Scott, the House Appropriations Committee has approved a spending plan that calls for an 8-percent college tuition increase, continuing an effort to shift more of the cost in higher education to students instead of taxpayers.
College students hoping to keep the state legislature from setting tuition rates were dealt a setback Wednesday.
Two Democratic state lawmakers, one from Miami, have offered a bill for the 2012 legislative session that would create a pathway for undocumented immigrants to get in-state tuition.
If you have a student in a Florida state college or university, or if you’re headed to school this fall, you’ll be paying more for your education. For the third year in a row, undergraduate students at Florida universities will pay 15 percent more in tuition.