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Another year, another 15 percent tuition hike for Florida universities



Two years ago, Florida created a pursuit policy for all state universities: Catch up with the national average for tuition — but at speeds no faster than 15 percent a year.

With maximum increases ever since, the chase is on. This year looks no different, with both the House and Senate assuming 15 percent tuition hikes.

But Florida universities remain on average the third cheapest in the country. And with state university budgets going down nearly 25 percent over the same time, some wonder how long the state can go after a moving target.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 10:13am]


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