UF Tuition Up 9 Percent, USF Going Up 11 Percent
After rejecting tuition hikes of 15 percent, 9 percent, 13.5 percent and 12 percent for the University of Central Florida, the State University System Board of Governors took a five-minute break on Thursday before agreeing to give the University of Florida its 9 percent requested tuition increase and the University of South Florida an 11 percent increase to tuition.
The tuition hikes are the first of 11 that the Board of Governors is expected to approve this afternoon.
Unable to reach a compromise on UCF's requested 15 percent increase, the board decided to first consider the UF and USF requests.
The board also rejected, without a vote, a proposal to impose 9 percent increases for University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, Florida International University, University of South Florida, and Florida Atlantic University, with 12 percent increases for New College, Florida A&M, University of West Florida, University of North Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University.
Gov. Rick Scott, who has been opposed to the hikes, said Wednesday he would be surprised if the board approved “significant” increases.
Eight of the state’s universities have requested a 15 percent tuition increase, the maximum allowed, for the 2012-2013 school year.