TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WFLX) - - If your child plans to attend UF or FSU next year, it might cost way more than expected. The Florida House has passed a bill giving the two universities the authority to raise tuition as much as they want. Currently tuition increases are limited to 15 percent a year. Representative Eric Fresen, a Republican from Miami, says allowing the two universities to raise the price to market levels will make them more competitive.
"If we are not trying to create a university system that's going to elevate to excellence our economic development in the state is going to be dwarfed and we will be losing the battle on competition," Fresen said.