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. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 1009.245, Florida Statutes, is created 13 to read: 14 1009.245 Four-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.