Originally posted by FSUFrank: Do you think the senate/house and then Gov Scott will pass that new bill that lets FSU and UF charge higher tuition?
Go FSU Frank
I certainly hope so. The bills were crafted by the Higher Education committees in the House and Senate so leadership in those chambers must be in favor of them. I would be very surprised if they don't pass the House and Senate.
The wild card is Gov. Scott. He has said that he does not favor tuition increases but this bill does not have the legislature or the governor raise tuition. It allows those universities that qualify to request tuition increases from their Boards of Trustees and the Board of Governors. I have no idea what he will do.
This is a perfect opportunity for everyone to contact their legislators and Gov. Scott to let them know how great this would be for the entire university system in Florida, not just FSU.
To President Barron's credit, this proposal was in his response to Gov. Scott's desire to be better than the Texas system. Maybe mention that in your emails/calls, and be nice. :)