Big Tuition Increases At U Of Florida, Florida State U May Get Delayed

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The state's top two public universities will likely remain a bargain for at least one more year.

Credit technology for the delay. University of Florida spokeswoman Janine Sikes said it might be too difficult to get UF's computer systems in place for a tuition overhaul this fall.

Both UF and Florida State University were authorized by lawmakers in March to charge "market rate" tuition — an amount higher than what other state universities charge. But the change, which must be signed by Gov. Rick Scott to become law, probably wouldn't begin until fall 2013, Sikes said.

As part of the overhaul, UF wants undergraduate students to pay a flat rate for all four years instead of facing annual increases, Sikes said.

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