SEATTLE – As students around the country’anxiously wait for college acceptance letters, their parents are’sweating the looming tuition bills at public universities. ‘ Florida college students could face yearly 15 percent tuition increases for years, and’University of Illinois students will pay at least’9 percent more. The University of Washington will charge’14 percent more at its’flagship campus. And in California, tuition increases of more than’30 percent have sparked protests reminiscent of the 1960s. ‘ Tuition has been trending upward for years, but debate in statehouses and trustee’meeting rooms has been more urgent this year as most states struggle their way out of the economic’meltdown. ‘ The College Board says’families are paying about’$172 to $1,096 more in tuition and fees this school year. The national average for’2009-10 is about $7,020, not’including room and board, according to the nonprofit’ association of colleges that’oversees the SATs and Advanced Placement tests. ‘ State officials have told Florida students they can expect’15 percent tuition increases every year until tuition reaches the national average. That could be a long slog, as the state is starting its tuition realignment from a place other students envy – about $3,000 a year.
As Hurricane Ian nears Tampa Bay, USF will be closed beginning Tuesday for all non-essential employees and classes have been canceled until Oct. 3, according to a Monday universitywide email. Residence halls and dining locations on the Tampa campus will remain open, but the email said St. Pete residents have been ordered to evacuate. Students […]
After years of delay, construction of a 30-foot bouldering center on campus is underway at the Recreation and Wellness Center. It’s expected to be completed by early November or spring semester at the latest, according to Director of Recreation and Wellness Jay Souza. The bouldering wall, which will replace one of the racquetball courts parallel […]
Some senator and campus council representative positions are for the taking as Student Government’s (SG) midterm elections commence. Campaigning began Saturday and will end Oct. 12, according to the USF elections overview. Students will be able to vote Oct. 11-12. There are seven available Senate seats for the Tampa campus, three for St. Pete and […]
Protective fences will be added to the top floor of four parking garages on campus, as announced in a univeristywide email Saturday. The announcement comes after the death of a student Sept. 16 at the Beard Garage. Chief Health Officer Donna Petersen said the Facilities Management team will finalize the plans for the fences over […]
Growing up as a first-generation American, home and school represented two different lives for Camila Urbina, Student Government (SG) attorney general and Epilepsy Foundation of Florida president. At home, Urbina’s Venezuelan lifestyle was normal. Even though she lived in Florida, she never saw anything unusual about her family values, the food she ate and the […]
The Recreation and Wellness Center has seen surges of students using the facility, resulting in frustrations for those trying to get a workout in. Complaints have risen specifically because of how crowded the Rec is, which has led to longer queues for exercise machines and equipment. In the first week of the fall semester, 20,906 […]