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FSU Board of Trustees Meeting

FSU's Board of Trustees is discussing changes to tuition payments and even the renaming of a school. Florida State University's Board of Trustees met Friday afternoon to discuss several important items; number one on the list, renaming of the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering.

FSU provost Larry Abele has confirmed the engineering school will be renamed after late Florida legislator Herbert Morgan.

"Herb Morgan did more than anyone else. He sadly passed away, and the naming of this building is away to honor him and his contributions,” says Larry Abele.

Abele also says FSU is about to enter into a contract with Sallie May, a move that would cut down on extra paperwork and mean more scholarship dollars for students.

"If they use Sallie May, it simply frees paperwork, in exchange Sallie May will put about 1.5 million a year in need based scholarship for our students."

Something else on the table before board members is a possible change in the way students pay tuition. Abele says he would like to see tuition payments go from students paying per credit hour to a block tuition payment plan where students would pay a set tuition at the beginning of the semester.

FSU officials also say the university's comptroller Larry Reese will switch duties by becoming vice president of finance and administration at Florida A&M University starting next week.


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