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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 04:27 PM
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College tuition going up 15-percent
LEE COUNTY, FL -
Tuition at Florida's eleven public universities will go up 15-percent for the 2011-2012 school year.

The Board of Governors voted in favor of a 7-percent increase in tuition, on top of the 8-percent increase ordered by the state legislature.

For in state students, that equals between $22 and $32 more per credit hour.

An in-state Florida Gulf Coast University student taking 30 credit hours next year would have to pay around $550 more in tuition.

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/14966002/2011/06/23/college-...
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 04:41 PM
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1. Pricing education away...
Result:

Either we become indebted to the banks forever or education is priced out of the hands of the poor and middle class as loans and grants will no longer support the tuition rate increases.
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 04:42 PM
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2. And they tell us there's 'no inflation' n/t
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 05:27 PM
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5. Ben Bernanke said it's "transitory"
Surely we can take him at his word, right?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 05:00 PM
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3. The wealthy want to make the schools only available to the wealthy
This is part of class warfare.

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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-23-11 05:04 PM
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4. 15% sounds big, but its only $55 more per class or $18.33 per credit.

Sadly more of the cost of publicly subsidized education is being pushed on to the students, but someone has to pay. In other states where they are afraid of funding through state allocation or raising tuition, they are starving the universities.

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