set tuition for 2002-2003
(Feb. 12, 2002) - Addressing the quality of a Florida Southern education
and the current economic environment, the Board of Trustees established
a two-tier pricing structure for the coming year at their February
meeting. The key component of the pricing structure is that the
larger increase in tuition will affect only new students.
students, the increase for room, board and tuition will be 6 percent
to 7 percent, depending on the choice of meal plans and rooms. Tuition
will increase 8.25 percent, bringing the annual cost of tuition
and fees to $15,078. Newly enrolled students will experience an
additional $1,000 increase to $16,078.
In a letter
to current students and their parents, FSC President Tom Reuschling
wrote, "This last year has not been an easy one on the economic
front for you, the college, or our nation. Even during this downward
economic turn, Florida Southern has remained committed to providing
the very best in a personal, liberal arts education for all of our
students." The letter cited continued improvements and expansions
to the campus over the past seven years in the areas of academic
programs, technology and safety.
tuition costs still put Florida Southern in the middle of Florida
private colleges but closer to comparative institutions such as
Eckerd, Barry, Rollins, Stetson, and the University of Tampa.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.