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Colleges have different plans for higher spring tuition



All 11 state universities will charge in-state undergraduates 5 percent more come January, but they have very different plans for spending the additional revenue -- $9.5-million in all.

UF will use its $1.5 million entirely on hiring new faculty and academic advisors, while FSU will use most of its $1.4-million to restore money that was cut this fall from "critical" areas like library operations.

USF will use $1-million of its $1.4-million in additional revenue to restore course offerings cut this fall. More than $300,000 will go into need-based aid, and merit-based aid will increase by $106,000. UCF has similar plans, putting $1-million into course offerings and $550,000 into need-based aid.

Click here for the full report, to be discussed next week when the Board of Governors meets on UCF's Orlando campus.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:28am]


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