Florida colleges still offers some of the cheapest tuition rates in the nation

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Florida still offers among the cheapest tuition and fees for university undergraduate students in the nation, according to the latest rankings by the College Board. But they have moved up from 48th lowest tuition and fees in the country to 45th lowest this year, due to efforts this year to boost tuition and fees the maximum allowable amount under state law. Florida’s public universities averaged an increase of 11.8 percent to $5,626 this year, the College Board data reports. The national average increased by 8.3 percent to tuition and fees of $8,244.

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