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Scott’s Education Task Force Considers Tuition Increases

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(Source: CBS)

(Source: CBS)

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TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A higher education task force formed by Gov. Rick Scott is discussing a number of proposals, including higher tuition and different rates depending on a student’s academic field, before they make their final recommendations.

The draft proposals include scrapping an existing 15 percent annual cap on tuition increases and giving individual schools more flexibility to set their own rates as long as they are in line with each school’s mission and guidelines set by the Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System.

Another idea is to allow universities to set differential tuition such as higher rates for degree programs that are more costly or more likely to result in higher paying jobs.

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