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Tuition Hikes

June 9th, 2009 by flanews

All 11 of Floridas public universities are seeking the maximum tuition hike allowed by the state.

College presidents have been battling with the state legislature for years over who has the authority to raise tuition. Just weeks ago the state legislature gave in to the schools and gave them the go ahead to raise tuition up to 15 percent a year. The schools havent wasted anytime seeking the maximum increase. University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft said students have to pick up the cost because the state continues to cut funding.

The support to higher education throughout the United States has decreased significantly since the very beginning when they set up public schools and in order for us to maintain our institutions there is going to have to be higher share coming in from student fees and tuition, said Genshaft.

The increases have to be approved by the University Systems Board of Governors. The board is made up of the schools presidents.

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