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The ,5 million of state funds given to UF will not only be used to finance the salaries of the 15 new faculty members and eight new advisers, but for upkeep at UF as well.

UF Provost Janie Fouke said because only ,2 million are recurring state funds, they are the only kind that could be used for salaries.

The new faculty members will fill positions for high-demand courses, including chemistry, physiology and English.

Fouke said the other ,3 million could be used for several purchases, such as start-up payments for the hires, classroom and laboratory renovations, new desks, new equipment, or any other one-time expenses.

"It will be used to enhance undergraduate education," she said. "We could do lots of things."

UF will receive more money to hire 200 more faculty and 100 more advisers once the Tuition Differential Program kicks in fall 2008. The program will raise tuition up to 15 percent.

The program will allow UF to incrementally raise tuition up to 40 percent over four years.

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