Executive Director of Communications
PRESS RELEASE: Board of Governors will schedule tuition appeals committee meeting for Florida Gulf Coast University as requested
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—June 25, 2012
BOARD OF GOVERNORS WILL SCHEDULE TUITION APPEALS COMMITTEE MEETING FOR FLORIDA GULF
COAST UNIVERSITY AS REQUESTED
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Florida Gulf Coast University is utilizing its option and right to ask the Florida Board of Governors to reconsider its decision last week on “tuition differential” for FGCU. The Board voted to approve a 12 percent increase, instead of the 14 percent increase recommended and brought forward by FGCU’s Board of Trustees this year.
The tuition differential appeals process is detailed at the end of the Tuition and Fees fact sheet located here.
In fulfilling its constitutional and statutory obligations, the Florida Board of Governors last week evaluated all 11 requests and recommendations brought from each state university’s Board of Trustees for tuition differential increases, which affect undergraduate students.
The “Actions Taken” recap – with the votes from Thursday’s meeting – is posted at www.flbog.edu/pressroom.
Once a Tuition Appeals Committee meeting is scheduled, it will be noticed as usual on the home page in the meetings box of public notices.
Facts about the State University System of Florida and the Florida Board of Governors
The State University System of Florida is governed by a 17-member Board of Governors, a constitutional body and led by appointed public servants. The System has 12 universities and a total enrollment of nearly 330,000 students, making it the second-largest public university system in the nation in terms of enrollment (some states have more than one university system). The Florida Constitution (Article IX, Section 7) was amended by the state's voters in 2002 to establish a statewide system of governance for all Florida public universities. As a result, the Florida Board of Governors was created in 2003 to oversee the State University System of Florida. Responsibilities include defining the distinctive mission of each institution and ensuring the well-planned coordination and operation of the System. The Board’s 17 members include 14 appointed by the Governor, with three serving by virtue of their designations (a faculty member, a Florida Student Association student representative, and the Florida Commissioner of Education). The Board of Governors appoints a Chancellor who serves as the chief executive and administrative officer of the State University System. For more, including the Board’s Annual Accountability Report that reflects important measurements for the System, see www.flbog.edu. The Board of Governors also released its 2025 Strategic Plan for the System in November 2011, also available from the home page of the web site.
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