Possible Budget Cuts for UF
The higher education budget cuts threatened by state lawmakers could cost the University of Florida $40 Million according to a UF Spokesperson.
Up to 400 million could be cut from universities across the state.
Many state senators believe universities can make up that deficit with their reserve funds.
TV 20's Duke Carter reports, the final word has yet to come from Tallahassee.
Officials at UF say over the past 4 years they have had to deal with 200 million in budget cuts and to make up for it UF raised tuition several times.
UF leaders are worried that tuition hikes wouldn't make up for a 40 million shortfall.
Students I spoke Thursday on Uf's campus they'd be upset if tuition goes up again.
""I pay a lot to go to this school."
Kelly Herman, senior at UF says she lucky she can pay for tuition.
" with different scholarhsips that help me"
Herman's considering to go grad school and is concerned the possible hike in tuition could have an effect on her pocket.
"its nerve racking to know that I might have to pay more money than I would already have to pay in order to get a master's degree."
"we believe the cuts are looking at 40 million dollars."
UF's official Janine Sikes says over the past four years UF has had to deal with 200 million in cuts.
If the state approves the budget cuts, positions could be lost.
But students will be probably have to cough up more money
"universities like the university of florida could raise tuition another 7 percent."
Students like herman says if tuition goes up she wants to see some changes.
"I hope they don't go towards people salaries, who sits in an office away from the university who dont know what's going with the students who learn here."
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