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Old 06-10-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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Crist, university officials and the Florida Student Association supported the tuition bill, saying rates that now are among the nation's lowest must go up to improve quality, help pay for need-based scholarships and stop a brain drain of faculty to states that pay better.

TALLAHASSEE - Florida's state universities will be able to increase tuition rates up to 15 percent annually until they reach the national average under a law signed by Gov. Charlie Crist

The 15 percent maximum includes across-the-board tuition increases ordered by the Legislature. This year, lawmakers have approved an 8 percent statewide increase. Each of the 11 public universities now can add a differential of 7 percent.

The 8 percent increase will boost tuition for a student taking the average 30 credit hours in a year by $197 for a total of $2,658. At 15 percent, the increase would be $369, for a $2,830 total.

The national average is $6,585, more than twice Florida's tuition even with a full 15 percent increase this year.

With cuts happening across the country, job losses and even state, county and local officials taking pay cuts, I have only one question!!
When was the last time you ever heard of a state funded college, administrators or professors getting laid off, positions cut or taking cuts in pay? I always hear of increases, no matter how the economy if performing. The kind of remind me of are elected/appointed officials in DC!!


The new law replaces one that gives only the five largest universities authority to go up by 15 percent annually but with a total cap of 40 percent - still well below the national average.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Charlie Crist is an idiot. I am very sorry I voted for this moron. He singlehandedly forced Florida into the economic climate its in right now-double homesteads and everything else he did to supposedly lower taxes here in Florida-not once thinking where the money was going to come from. Voters wake up!
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:37 AM
 
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Crist doesn't care, he is running for Congress now.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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These people still demand their pay raises and the administrators and profs never make cuts
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Yeah, he is the stereotypical politician. Big smile, lots of doubletalk, promises galore. It's just like county comissioners locally- they ask the Sheriff's Offices and local law enforcement to make cuts all the time, yet they jack up their pay raises and keep all their bonuses without batting an eye. Some of the cops haven't seen a raise in 5 years.
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