TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida college students will be happy to know that Gov. Rick Scott will veto the three percent tuition hike for college and university students.

The tuition increase came about in a $74.5 billion budget passed in early May by the Republican-led Florida Legislature.

Scott agreed to the budget law, which he will sign on Monday, but is expected to veto numerous spending items, including the proposed tuition hike.

In a copy of his veto message first obtained by The Associated Press, Scott writes that Florida should be proud that its tuition rates remain low compared to the rest of the country.

Scott said students should be able to graduate and get a job without being burdened by “massive debt.”

There are legal questions about whether Scott has the power to veto the tuition hike because of the way lawmakers authorized it.

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