A $100 fee is out, but a $200 deposit will soon be due for new Florida State University students. FSU body president and trustee, Patrick Sullivan, still seems stunned by the numbers, yet FSU trustees are trying to make it work.
The legislatively mandated 8.5 percent tuition increase will go through, along with a 2.5 percent increase for graduate, law and medical students, but a previously proposed $100 per semester facilities and equipment fee has been temporarily thrown out.
However, a $200 admissions deposit is a go. Dr. Abele says it will help the university better estimate enrollment numbers.
The deposit will go toward the student's tuition fee. However, a student who decides to go elsewhere will have to forfeit their deposit.
Also at Friday's meeting, President T.K. Wetherell made an announcement regarding FSU's athletics department.