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Tuition Increase at Florida State University's Panama City Campus

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An education from Florida State University's Panama City Campus is going to cost a little bit more this coming school year.

FSU's Board of Trustees out of Tallahassee voted to raise tuition by 1.7%. That's about an additional $50 a year for a full-time student.

The increase is expected to bring in more than a million dollars to FSU as a whole, which will go towards academic programs, student activities, and even help students with financial needs.

"Our Board of Trustees has said that half of the revenue that's generated will actually go back to financial aid to help support students who are in financial need to come to FSU and get some financial assistance," said Panama City Campus Dean Ken Shaw.

Shaw said the legislature requires universities to raise tuition by the inflationary rate of 1.7%.

Florida State University's main campus and the University of Florida will also raise tuition by the same percent.