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Lloyd Dunkelberger is a reporter for the News Service of Florida, a wire service to which WUFT News subscribes.

State Adds Up Costs For University Degrees

The average "net" cost for students earning baccalaureate degrees at Florida universities last year was $14,820, according to a new measurement that will be used to evaluate the schools this summer.

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University Leaders Preparing For ‘Block’ Tuition

UF Stadium, The Swamp

University leaders at the Florida Board of Governors expressed reservations about the cost and impact on part-time students of switching from charging students on a per-credit-hour basis for classes to charging a flat, per-semester fee.

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Senate Seeks Budget Boost For Universities

The Florida Senate wants to boost higher-education funding by hundreds of millions of dollars next year, with more money going to student financial aid, Bright Futures merit scholarships and need-based assistance.

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Universities Push For More Mental Health Funding

With eight of Florida's 12 universities falling below minimum staffing standards for mental health counselors, the university system's Board of Governors is asking for $7 million in increased funding from the 2017-2018 budget.

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Higher-Ed Package Headed to Senate Floor

The Florida Senate is poised to approve a major higher-education package that would expand the use of Bright Futures scholarships and tighten graduation standards for universities and state colleges. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted to combine the major elements of Senate President Joe Negron’s higher-education initiative into one …

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Senator Bill Nelson To Try Legislative Route In ‘Water War’

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Monday he will file legislation aimed at forcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to divert more freshwater into Northwest Florida's Apalachicola Bay system, in relation to an ongoing dispute between the state and Georgia over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system.

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College Presidents Oppose State Senate Funding Proposal

Florida college presidents say they are opposed to a new performance-based funding measure that will be considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee next week. James Henningsen, president of the College of Central Florida, told the State Board of Education on Thursday that the colleges want to stay with the performance …

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