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Tuition Increase

June 2nd, 2009 by flanews

All 11 of the states public universities now have the authority to raise tuition.

The state already passed an eight percent tuition hike slated to go into effect in the Fall. Each public university will now have the right to raise tuition up to an additional seven percent to reach the new 15 percent cap. Florida has some of the cheapest tuition in the country. Governor Charlie Crist said the increase will help improve the states higher education system.

I think we have expanded on a new frontier in Florida as it relates to higher education. Not only in our 11 universities, but as it relates to our 28 community colleges. The legislature has done a tremendous job of giving those communities colleges the opportunity to additionally provide access to an awful lot of Floridians in a much closer environment at an affordable rate, said Crist.

Earlier this year state lawmaker passed legislation renaming the states community college system and allowing some of the schools to offer more degrees.

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