Bright Futures

Scott Pitches $65 Million In Help For College StudentsGov. 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.
Governor Scott Wants To Stop Taxing College TextbooksStudents earning a college education may soon get a cost break as the state’s governor is asking to stop taxing college textbooks.
Crist Launches "Kitchen Table" TourIn the final days of the governor’s race, former Gov. Charlie Crist is launching a “kitchen table” tour.
Not-So-Bright Future For Popular Scholarship ProgramThe 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.
Bill Ties Bright Futures To Working In FloridaA 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.
Florida Lottery Marks AnniversaryIt’s been 25 years since Florida voters first approved a lottery in the Sunshine State. Since that approval, Florida officials say the lottery has contributed $23 billion towards education through the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.
Florida College Tuition On The Rise, AgainStudents, get ready to shell out more for a college education in the state of Florida.
Legislature Cuts To Dim "Bright Futures" LusterIf your child was depending on a Bright Futures scholarship in the years ahead, you should be considering how you're going to make up for the cuts approved in the Florida Legislature.
Legislature To Cut Bright Futures ScholarshipsThe future of Florida’s Bright Futures scholarship program doesn’t appear to be so bright.
State Considers Cuts To Popular Scholarship ProgramIn what may be an unpopular political move, the state legislature is considering a proposal to reduce a popular merit-based scholarship program.
Fla. Senate Proposes Ending Prepaid Tuition ProgramIf you haven’t signed your child up for the Florida prepaid tuition program, then you’re out of luck if the new Senate budget is adopted.
Bright Futures Eligibility May ToughenThe popular Bright Futures scholarship may become more difficult to obtain.
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