What’s college for, anyway?: Students comment on block tuition

The Gainesville Sun has an article on block tuition, the idea that students would pay for 15 credit hours each semester, regardless of how many credits they take.  At present, many students take 12 hours per semester, the minimum to be considered a “full-time” student.  At 15 hours per semester, a student accumulates 120 hours in 8 semesters, the amount required for graduation.  The Board of Governors is presently considering a block tuition proposal  (Hat tip to Gradebook).

Here’s two interesting comments from UF students:

“I think it’s great to be more academically focused … but at the same time, that responsibility will lessen the college experience”:  a 21-year-old UF senior.  And some of us thought that academics were the core of the college experience…

“It’s not a right of someone to spend four years of college having fun”:  a 21-year-old UF junior.  At taxpayers’ expense, he might have added…

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