Wednesday afternoon, several FSU Trustees met and approved certain student fee increases and upcoming projects. The board says student housing fees will go up three to five percent because of an increase in utilities and the higher minimum wage for housing employees.
Although students have been supportive, President Wetherell says it's unfortunate they have to be "nickle and dimed" with fees and he says it could get worse. "In June we've moved our board meeting back to the later part of June, so we have some time to digest what the legislator has done and then we'll make some really tough decisions, but even with the stimulus money, it's not going to be good." said Wetherell.
The full board of trustees will meet Thursday to discuss more of the finances and the University's strategy. On Wednesday the board also formally approved the campus master plan with revisions excluding the proposed biomass plant.
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