Board of Governors
To the delight of students struggling to pay for college, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed the University of Florida and Florida State University to increase tuition by virtually unlimited amounts.
Who has the authority to set fees and increase tuition at the state’s universities? The Legislature or the state’s Board of Governors.
Scores of students from Florida’s 11 public universities rallied in front of the old Capitol building in Tallahassee urging lawmakers to stop annual tuition increases.
A 12th state university in Florida may be on the horizon after the Board of Governors approved a set of benchmarks Wednesday night.
College students hoping to keep the state legislature from setting tuition rates were dealt a setback Wednesday.
Two Florida educators are calling on Governor Rick Scott to raise tuition prices to fill the state’s massive budget hole. But it’s the 30 percent increase that has students and parents up in arms.