Bright Futures Scholarships
Gov. Rick Scott continued Thursday to roll out his budget proposal for the coming year, pitching a nearly $65 million plan to reduce the cost of college by repealing the sales tax on textbooks and extending Bright Futures scholarships to cover summer courses.
The future could possibly be a little dimmer for some of Florida’s upcoming high school seniors who plan to apply for the Bright Futures scholarship.
In-state tuition costs are double what they were just ten years ago, yet many of the Sunshine State’s public universities remain a good value, according to the latest annual “Best Values in Public Colleges” list compiled by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
A House Republican filed a bill Wednesday that would require future recipients of Bright Futures scholarships to reimburse the state if they do not graduate or if they go to work outside of Florida.