Block Tuition on the Horizon at UF
The idea of "block tuition," or paying a flat-rate for a full-time course load, does not sit well with some University of Florida students,
who took their frustrations to the front steps of the presidents office.
The university is thinking about charging full-time students a flat tuition rate equal to 15 credit hours.
"The point is to put in place incentives which encourage students to make more timely progress and to graduate more quickly from the University of Florida," said Provost Joe Glover.
Even students who take more, or less, credit hours would still pay for the block of 15.
According to UF statistics, half of students currently take 14.1 credits. Spending their time outside the classroom, at work or with campus organizations.
"I need to help pay for expenses like food and my apartment and stuff," said UF junior Kelli Serio.
UF's board of trustees will meet to discuss the issue on December 9th, and make a final decision the following day.
Provost Glover says this isn't a money issue-- its a space issue, moving more students through to graduation.
Students will protest again on December 9th, when the trustees meet to discuss block tuition.
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