Florida Senate - 2013                                     SB 920
       By Senator Detert
       28-01293-13                                            2013920__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the State University System;
    3         creating s. 1009.245, F.S.; requiring tuition and fees
    4         assessed to an undergraduate student to remain
    5         constant and not exceed the rate assessed upon initial
    6         enrollment under specified circumstances; providing
    7         for prospective application; providing an effective
    8         date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 1009.245, Florida Statutes, is created
   13  to read:
   14         1009.245Four-year guaranteed tuition and fee program.
   15  Notwithstanding s. 1009.24, the established rate of tuition and
   16  fees assessed to an undergraduate student who is a resident for
   17  tuition purposes and who is continuously enrolled in the State
   18  University System during 4 consecutive academic years, shall
   19  remain constant and may not exceed the rate assessed upon
   20  initial enrollment. If a student is pursuing an academic program
   21  that requires more than 4 years to complete, the rate of tuition
   22  and fees shall remain constant for the length of time required
   23  to complete the program as determined by the university. This
   24  section shall apply prospectively only, beginning with students
   25  enrolling for the first time in the State University System
   26  during the 2013-2014 academic year.
   27         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.