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2127313 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-06-18 18:55:01.0 UTC 2013-06-18T14:55:01.000-04:00 usf-board-approves-legally-required-tuition-increase published 2013-06-19 05:02:33.0 UTC 2013-06-19T01:02:33.000-04:00 news/education/college DTI 108341303 The University of South Florida's Board of Trustees has approved a legally required 1.7  percent tuition increase this fall for in-state undergraduate students. Although Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a proposed 3 percent tuition increase this year, state universities still have to abide by an automatic inflation adjustment law passed in 2007, when there are no other increases. It's the first time any such move has been necessary because tuition has steadily increased every year until now. The law is akin to other state laws that permit automatic increases on things like highway tolls and gas taxes. The USF trustees approved the increase Monday despite Scott's lobbying schools to hold the line firm on tuition, with two dissenting votes from USF board members. Schools including the University of Florida and Florida State University also accepted the increase. "I do not support tuition increases at all," said board member Nancy Watkins. "But I have a duty to keep the university in compliance with all federal and state laws." The governor's office issued a legal opinion explaining why schools should not accept the 1.7 percent tuition increase. Because the Legislature asked for a tuition increase, the document says, that negates the inflation requirement, with or without Scott's veto. With the inflation increase, USF undergraduate base tuition will increase from about $103 to $105 per credit hour. By Stephanie Hayes, Times Staff Writer News, Education, College, breaking-news, hillsborough, pinellas, pasco USF board approves legally required tuition increase SHAYESN The increase for in-state undergraduates is required by a 2007 law. 4STB Main dhvrppmxttnp dhvrp USF okays 1.7% tuition hike hillsborough, pinellas, pasco 7 usftuition061913.4st USF okays 1.7% tuition hike 2013-06-19 04:00:00.0 UTC 2013-06-19T00:00:00.000-04:00 University of South Florida, tuition, Board of Governors, Rick Scott false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2013/06/18/108341303-usf-board-approves-legally-required-tuition-increase StaffArticle news,educationEducationnews,education,collegeEducation CollegesThe University of South Florida's Board of Trustees has approved a legally required 1.7  percent tuition increase this fall for in-state undergraduate students.University of South Florida, tuition, Board of Governors, Rick ScottStephanie Hayes 380213 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:32:28.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:32:28.000-04:00 stephanie-hayes published Stephanie Hayes <p>Stephanie Hayes is the arts and entertainment editor for the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>, directing features coverage and the <i>Times</i>' staff of critics. Previously, she was performing arts critic, covering plays, musicals, classical music, dance, comedy and more. She also blogs about fashion for the <i>Times</i>' style blog, <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/divas">Deal Divas</a>She started writing for the <i>Times</i> in 2003, covering everything from suburban politics to zoning to snack foods to Britney Spears. She wrote the <i>Times</i>' feature obituary column, Epilogue, and went on to work as a general assignment reporter, entertainment reporter and higher education reporter. She grew up near Cleveland and graduated from St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida.</p> Times Arts and Entertainment Editor writers DTI 33744881 Stephanie Hayes is the arts and entertainment editor for the Tampa Bay Times, directing features coverage and the Times' staff of critics. Previously, she was performing arts critic, covering plays, musicals, classical music, dance, comedy and more. She also blogs about fashion for the Times' style blog, Deal DivasShe started writing for the Times in 2003, covering everything from suburban politics to zoning to snack foods to Britney Spears. She wrote the Times' feature obituary column, Epilogue, and went on to work as a general assignment reporter, entertainment reporter and higher education reporter. She grew up near Cleveland and graduated from St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8716</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:shayes@tampabay.com ">shayes@tampabay.com</a></p><p>Twitter: <a href=" http://twitter.com/stephhayes">@StephHayes</a></p><p>Blog: <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/divas">Deal Divas</a></p> 1 Stephanie Hayes column sig /resources/images/dti/2016/06/Hayes_Stephanie_web_17341938.jpg EVE EDELHEIT | Times true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33744881-stephanie-hayes AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:32:28.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:32:28.000-04:00 <span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">STEPHANIE HAYES</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2271979 2016-04-05 18:32:43.0 UTC 5 Months Ago pasco-school-board-approves-sale-of-zephyrhills-site-for-likely-wawa news/education/k12 Pasco School Board approves sale of Zephyrhills site for likely Wawa StaffArticle 2267544 2016-03-02 02:08:46.0 UTC 6 Months Ago two-hillsborough-school-board-members-bicker-before-approving-teacher news/education/k12 Two Hillsborough school board members bicker before approving teacher mentoring program StaffArticle 2279141 2016-05-26 21:14:42.0 UTC 3 Months Ago florida-insurers-seek-rate-increases-for-obamacare-plans news/health Florida insurers seek rate increases for Obamacare plans StaffArticle <p>The University of South Florida's Board of Trustees has approved a legally required 1.7 &nbsp;percent tuition increase this fall for in-state undergraduate students.</p> <p>Although Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a proposed 3 percent tuition increase this year, state universities still have to abide by an automatic inflation adjustment law passed in 2007, when there are no other increases. It's the first time any such move has been necessary because tuition has steadily increased every year until now. The law is akin to other state laws that permit automatic increases on things like highway tolls and gas taxes.</p> <p>The USF trustees approved the increase Monday despite Scott's lobbying schools to hold the line firm on tuition, with two dissenting votes from USF board members. Schools including the University of Florida and Florida State University also accepted the increase. </p> <p>&quot;I do not support tuition increases at all,&quot; said board member Nancy Watkins. &quot;But I have a duty to keep the university in compliance with all federal and state laws.&quot;</p> <p>The governor's office issued a legal opinion explaining why schools should not accept the 1.7 percent tuition increase. Because the Legislature asked for a tuition increase, the document says, that negates the inflation requirement, with or without Scott's veto.</p> <p>With the inflation increase, USF undergraduate base tuition will increase from about $103 to $105 per credit hour.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:50:12