Tuition Increasing at Florida Public Universities

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Board of Governors has approved tuition increases of 9 percent to 15 percent for Florida's public universities.

The panel narrowly voted to raise rates while meeting in Orlando.

Gov. Rick Scott had opposed any increases.

The increases were 9 percent for the University of Florida and 11 percent for the University of South Florida, which is what they requested. Florida Gulf Coast University asked for 14 percent but got 12 percent.

The other schools sought 15 percent -- the legal limit. But only the University of Central Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University and New College received that much.

Florida A&M University received 12 percent. The University of North Florida and Florida State University got 13 percent. The University of West Florida was at 14 percent.

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