Florida Senate - 2010 SB 1760
By Senator Thrasher
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to postsecondary tuition; providing a
3 short title; creating s. 1009.295, F.S.; requiring the
4 student catalog, application packet, and fee invoice
5 to separately identify tuition and all fees required
6 by each public postsecondary institution; providing an
7 effective date.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. This act may be cited as the “Transparency in
12 Tuition Act.”
13 Section 2. Section 1009.295, Florida Statutes, is created
14 to read:
15 1009.295 Tuition transparency.—
16 (1) The student catalog and application packet for each
17 public postsecondary institution in this state must provide a
18 current tuition and fees schedule for residents and nonresidents
19 which separately identifies the tuition, out-of-state fee, and
20 each additional required fee authorized under this chapter, plus
21 a list of optional fees, for each level of coursework offered.
22 The catalog and application packet must also provide a statement
23 describing the proportion of the full, per student,
24 instructional cost that is covered by tuition and fees. The
25 catalog and application packet containing this information must
26 be posted on each institution’s website.
27 (2) Each fee invoice submitted to a student for payment by
28 a public postsecondary institution in this state must provide an
29 itemized list that separately identifies the tuition, out-of
30 state fee, and each additional fee charged, and the total of all
31 tuition and fees owed.
32 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.