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USF Tuition Increases by 11 Percent

The Florida Board of Governors approved the hike Thursday.

The got what it was asking for Thursday (June 21): an 11 percent hike in tuition for 2012-13.

The Florida Board of Governors considered tuition increase requests from 11 universities. According to a story from the Tampa Bay Times, board members negotiated for more than two hours to agree on the final increases, but their decisions seemed arbitrary at times, leading one member to say that there was no method to the madness.

USF’s tuition increase came with some debate. The board waivered between a 9 and 11 percent hike, the story states.

The maximum increase a university could ask for was 15 percent.

During the 2011-12 school year, USF students paid $32 per credit hour. With the 11 percent increase for the next school year, students will be paying $46.88 per credit hour.

What do you think a college education is worth? Tell us in the comments.

Dennis M June 22, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I think you should check your math. An 11% increase on $32/credit hour is $35.52
Ashley Reams June 22, 2012 at 07:38 PM
You're right about the math. We should have explained what goes into the increase a bit better. Check the Tampa Bay Times story that we refer to in the article to see the explanation of the tuition differential: http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/college/article1236659.ece.
Dennis M June 22, 2012 at 08:43 PM
OK, I see where you got your numbers, i.e.the chart. But its not an 11% increase, its a 47% increase. Who is trying to pull the wool over our eyes. Maybe the people that put the chart together should go back to school and take rudimentary math courses.
Christy Bebeau June 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM
%increase = (new cost - old cost)/old cost= 10.99% The math is correct, however, the stated numbers leave out the base tuition fee, which is around $103 per credit hour. Add the differential to that number. The percent increase is on the total per credit hour.

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