Good news to incoming freshman and current students alike, tuition will not be increased for the following 2016-2017 school year.
On June 28, 2016, Jim Henningsen, CF’s President, went in front of the Board of Trustees to present the 2016-2017 operating budget, which was approved. This marks the fifth year that the tuition has not been increased; these amounts were first enforced during the 2012-2013 academic year.
According to CF’s website, “The cost for associate level courses is $107.10 per credit hour or approximately $2,570 per year for a student with a 12-credit load for two semesters. The cost for a bachelor’s level course is $122.89 per credit hour or approximately $2,949 per year for a student with a 12-credit course load for two semesters.”
These amounts are based on students that are Florida residents. Students that are nonresidents pay a total of $421.88 per credit hour or approximately be $10,125.12 if they were taking a 12-credit load for two semesters, that’s a $7,555.12 difference compared to Florida residents.
“We are truly the most affordable choice in Marion, Citrus and Levy counties as well as the entire country,” Henningsen said, in an email he sent out to CF employees informing them of the news.
Students were then informed via Facebook on June 27, when CF’s Facebook page posted an article outlining the good news, which has received 154 likes and still counting.
“Our goal at the College of Central Florida is to keep tuition affordable for our students. Maintaining tuition at 2012-2013 prices helps ensure that quality higher education is available here in our community,” said Dr. Mark Paugh, CF’s Vice President of Academic Affairs. “In addition, CF is ranked No. 20 in the U.S. for affordability, and the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence has ranked CF as one of the top 10 percent of colleges in the nation. Those are compelling reasons to choose CF.”
Even though most students would like to see a decrease in the tuition, they can agree staying at the same cost is favored over an increase in the tuition.
“The tuition not changing encourages me to continue pursuing my major,” said Leah Morse, a Physical Therapy student.
With CF offering over 50 programs of study and tuition not increasing for the following school year, it is a great time to pursue your desired field of study.
Once you register for classes you have within 10 days to pay your tuition in full, however the closer it gets to the start of class that 10-day grace period does not play a factor. If you register for classes nine days before classes start, then you have within nine days to pay your tuition in full and so on.
For more information regarding tuition costs, visit: www.cf.edu/go/admissions/cost-to- attend-cf
To explore what programs CF has to offer, visit: www.cf.edu/explore/degrees/index
Story by: Katelyn B. James