TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --
The Board of Governors has adopted a regulation letting Florida's universities seek the panel's permission to charge students a flat tuition rate regardless of how many classes they take.
The proposal was approved Thursday during a meeting at the
University of Florida in Gainesville.
The block tuition concept has drawn opposition because it would
increase costs for students who take less than a full load.
The University of Florida is considering it as a way to
encourage students to get their degrees sooner. Other schools have
shown little interest. The board will consider proposals at its
The board also agreed in January to consider a regulation that
would allow higher tuition for certain graduate programs.