Published: Sep 16, 2010 4:21 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 16, 2010 1:21 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The panel overseeing Florida's 11 public universities may propose changes in tuition and fee rules that could make going to college more expensive.

The Board of Governors at a meeting Thursday in Jacksonville will decide whether to publish the proposals for future consideration.

One proposal would permit block tuition. That means students would pay a fixed price every semester regardless of how many courses they take instead of paying by the credit hour.

Another would revise procedures for raising fees and adopting new ones. It also would let the schools charge a convenience fee for students who pay their tuition and other expenses with credit or debit cards.