Why USF Tuition Could Decrease Next Year
Good news for broke college students -- which, last time we checked, was every college student. The price of attending the University of South Florida could actually decrease a bit next year.
This morning, the USF Board of Trustees voted to freeze most student fees and lower others, 10 News reports.
Current student fees average about $3,250 per year, covering expenses like athletics and lab use. Undergraduate students on the USF Tampa campus pay about $6,335.70 per year, based on 30 credit hours.
Also in today's Board of Trustees meeting, students, faculty and administrators recommended raising the per-credit-hour fee by $2. The Florida Legislature will have the final say on tuition and fees this spring.
The last time the overall cost of attending USF dropped was in the 1987-88 academic year, when students saw a 40-cent drop from the previous year.
In today's economy, that buys about two packs of ramen noodles.