University of Florida president Bernie Machen is calling for a 30 percent tuition increase. More than the fifteen percent annual tuition increases established by Florida legislation. U-F assistant vice president for student affairs Jeanna Mastrodicasa says need base financial aid will go up for students needing assistance.
“The bigger challenge is there’s not that much money to support need base aid given at the state level. So we don’t actually have a lot of money to give for need base aide. We do our best to give out as much as we can for folks who qualify.”
Mastrodicasa says the increase in tuition is to make up for cuts made to the schools budget and that U-F will still remain a cost effective school.