Free Topic: Tuition Increase

Today in the Oracle on the front page there was an article that caught my eye almost instantly. The story was about how the price of tuition was going to go up by eight percent in the next semester. This was something that I immediately took interest in because I will be in USF for at least the next three years(god willing), and I sure don’t want to have to pay eight percent more every semester for the rest of my time here. The paper said that the amount more that each student will have to pay will only be about 135 dollars more a semester but after a couple of years that money adds up. I’m not necessarily mad about the face that the price of school is going up. I mean the state did cut USF’s funding down 90 million dollars and they had to get the money from somewhere(which is also why the library has been closing at 12 instead of 2 like it has in the past). The school had these cuts since the beginning of the school year this year and the library was the first thing to go, so now they are still trying to find a way to make up that deficit and this is how they choose to do it. I know that it is to be expected that there will be increases in the price of college just because of natural inflation but if these tuition increases continue steadily then I’m not sure if I will be able to afford college.

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