Tuition will be rising 15 percent at all of Florida’s state universities for the second straight year, increasing to a level that is still below the national average but starting to raise concerns among some members of the state governing board for universities.

The Florida Board of Governors approved a 7 percent tuition increase Friday for the University of Florida and the other 10 state universities. The action comes on top of an 8 percent across-the-board increase already approved by state lawmakers. A 2009 state law allows tuition to increase 15 percent annually until rates reach the national average for public universities.

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