Tuition Hike Rates Settled for State Universities
After many votes and re-votes, the Board of Governors finally settled on tuition hike percentage rates for Florida's universities.
On Thursday, universities proposed a range of percentage increases for the upcoming school year's tuition. The Board of Governors was having a hard time accepting many of those proposals.
The Lakeland Ledger said after failing to approve a 15 percent increase for many of the universities by mid-afternoon, the discussion continued to more votes and re-votes.
For instance, it took five tries before the board agreed on a percentage for the University of Central Florida. It started with a 15 percent proposal that was denied and ended with a motion for 15 percent that was approved.
State Impact Florida said it was a similar issue with Florida State University.
The board proposed a 15 percent increase for Florida State University — it failed. Then they tried a 14 percent hike — spiked again. The board then proposed a 13 percent increase, which failed without a majority on an 8–8 vote.
The settled increased tuition rates are:
- Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University 12 percent
- Florida Atlantic University 15 percent
- Florida Gulf Coast University 12 percent
- Florida International University 15 percent
- Florida State University 13 percent
- New College of Florida 15 percent
- University of Central Florida 15 percent
- University of Florida 9 percent
- University of North Florida 13 percent
- University of South Florida 11 percent
- University of West Florida 14 percent