FSU Prez says he won't raise tuition in spring
The Board of Governors, which oversees Florida's 11 state universities, recently voted to raise tuition by up to 5 percent for the spring semester that starts in January. And this week in Tallahassee, lawmakers from the House and Senate seemed open to just such a hike - their solution to stem some of the blood loss expected for higher education when the Leglature meets next month to deal with a $1.2-billion budget shortfall.
But former House Speaker T.K. Wetherell, now FSU president, told senators Tuesday that he won't raise tuition for in-state undergraduates this spring. Students already are paying more for health services, he said, and he'd rather give his Seminoles more time to plan their budgets for an increase.
So he'll raise tuition in fall.