Tuition frozen at Broward College, Palm Beach State

Friday, May 31, 2013

Tuition at Florida's colleges will remain steady after years of big increases.

Broward College decided on Wednesday to become the latest public institution in Florida to agree to freeze tuition for 2013-14, and Palm Beach State College plans to follow suit next month. The moves at the two-year schools come just more than a week after Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a 3 percent tuition increase for state universities.

This will be the second year in a row that Broward College and Palm Beach State students are spared a tuition increase, although it's the first since 1995 for four-year schools, including Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and Florida International University, west of Miami.

Prior to last year, community college tuition was regularly increasing 5 percent to 8 percent annually.

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