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Florida Universities’ Tuition and Fees Slightly Below Peers, But All Costs Consume a Higher Percentage of Family Median Income, Report No. 04-12, February 2004
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  • The combined tuition and fees for undergraduate students attending Florida universities are lower than those of peer public universities.  Florida’s universities have lower tuition compared to their peers, but their general fees tend to be higher.
  • However, when the major costs of education (tuition, fees, room and board) and Florida’s median family income are considered, Florida families face a slightly higher financial burden for a university education than families in other states.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

State University System
Board of Governors
Florida Prepaid College Board
Student Financial Assistance

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 04-54 Information Brief: The State Has Several Options Available When Considering the Funding of Higher Education, published in August 2004.
  • Report No. 04-44 Information Brief: Stronger Financial Incentives Could Encourage Students to Graduate With Fewer Excess Hours, published in June 2004.
  • Report No. 04-23 Program Review: Most Bright Futures Scholars Perform Well and Remain Enrolled in College, published in March 2004.
  • Report No. 03-47 Information Brief: Compilation of College Affordability Data for Students Who Applied for Federal Aid, published in August 2003.
  • Report No. 03-33 Information Brief: College Attendance Costs Vary and Result From Higher Tuition, Room, and Board, published in June 2003.
  • Report No. 03-17 Program Review: Bright Futures Contributes to Improved College Preparation, Affordability, and Enrollment, published in February 2003.
  • Report No. 03-16 Justification Review: Office of Student Financial Assistance Generally Performs Well, But Performance Measurement and Default Prevention Should Be Improved, published in February 2003.

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