Florida Gulf Coast U Denied Appeal on 12 Percent Tuition Hike
The Florida Board of Governors’ Tuition Appeals Committee has unanimously rejected Florida Gulf Coast University’s request to reconsider receiving only a 12 percent tuition hike.
The Fort Myers-based state university had asked for a 14 percent increase.
Last week, the Board of Governors granted four universities -- Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, University of Central Florida and New College – the ability to hike tuition to the maximum 15 percent.
Another three -- University of North Florida, University of West Florida and Florida State University -- had their requests for the maximum hike allowed by law knocked down by 1 or 2 percentage points.
Florida Gulf Coast was the only university to appeal of the 11 universities whose “tuition differential” increases were approved.
“I appreciate the efforts and commitment of the FGCU board of trustees, but the package of information submitted for the appeal did not bring forward new information that was not already discussed during our three-day meeting last week,” Board Chair Dean Colson stated in a release.
Colson sits on the Tuition Appeals Committee along with the six chairs of the Board’s standing committees.