TAMPA, Florida (AP) - Out-of-state students will pay more to attend the University of South Florida.
The university's Board of Trustees voted Thursday to raise fees by 10 percent for nonresident undergraduate students. Fees for out-of-state graduate students and those seeking a doctorate in pharmacy will rise by 5 percent. And out-of-state students seeking a doctorate in physical therapy will see fees rise by 3 percent.
The Tampa Bay Times reports officials say the move is necessary for the university to compete with the state's top public research universities. University officials say government funding has been significantly lower for USF than for the University of Florida and Florida State University.
Last year, nonresident undergraduates on the Tampa campus paid $16,257 in tuition and fees. Next school year, those students will pay $17,304.