Published: Sep 19, 2010 8:08 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 19, 2010 5:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Full-time students at Florida's public universities may soon be paying a flat rate for tuition, no matter how many classes they take.
      
The university system's Board of Governors is considering a plan where full-time students would pay a flat fee instead of per credit hour. Backers want to push students to graduate on time or even early.
      
To graduate in four years, a student must take 15 credit hours each semester. That's the equivalent of five classes.
      
But some students only take four classes a semester, meaning it takes longer for them to graduate. Those students would pay more per credit hour. A few students take six classes a semester - those students would pay less per credit hour.
      
The governors could decide by November.