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UNF won't appeal denial of 15% tuition increase

4:23 PM, Jun 22, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The University of North Florida has confirmed it will not appeal a decision by the Board of Governors to approve a 13 percent tuition increase.

The university had requested a 15% hike. "We appreciate the work of the Board of Governors and are satisfied with its decision. In a sign of respect for the board, we are not appealing the decision," said UNF President John Delaney.

Thursday the Board of Governors approved tuition increases of nine percent to 15 percent for Florida's public universities. The panel narrowly voted to raise rates while meeting in Orlando. Gov. Rick Scott had opposed any increases.

The increases were nine percent for the University of Florida and 11 percent for the University of South Florida, which is what they requested. Florida Gulf Coast University asked for 14 percent but got 12 percent.

The other schools sought 15 percent - the legal limit. But only the University of Central Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University and New College received that.

The panel narrowly voted to raise rates while meeting in Orlando. Gov. Rick Scott had opposed any increases. The increases were nine percent for the University of Florida and 11 percent for the University of South Florida, which is what they requested.

Florida Gulf Coast University asked for 14 percent but got 12 percent. The other schools sought 15 percent - the legal limit. But only the University of Central Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University and New College received that much. Florida A&M University received 12 percent.

The University of North Florida and Florida State University got 13 percent. The University of West Florida was at 14 percent. Florida A&M University received 12 percent. The University of North Florida and Florida State University got 13 percent. The University of West Florida was at 14 percent.

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