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House Looks To Hold Down Higher-Ed Costs

Following the lead of Gov. Rick Scott, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill designed to help hold down costs for students at state colleges and universities.


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Scott Wants Tighter Controls On College Costs

Governor Rick Scott is asking legislators to pass a sweeping bill which would lower textbook costs and curb tuition increases for graduate programs.


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Lawmakers Look To Reduce Prepaid College Cost

A measure which will hold down costs for families in the Florida Prepaid College Program received unanimously approval Tuesday in the Florida Senate.


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House Passes Bill That OKs In-State Tuition For Citizen Kids Of Immigrants

On Friday, the House approved a bill that would guarantee in-state tuition rates for children who are U.S. citizens but whose parents are undocumented immigrants.


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Miami Heat Offers Scholarships To High School Seniors

The Miami Heat is making sure area high school seniors get help with college costs.


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Scott’s “Finish In Four” Plan Aims To Reel In College Costs

As part of Gov. Rick Scott’s budget, the governor is cracking down on the soaring cost of college tuition with a not-so-crazy idea: tuition should be the same when students graduate as when they start.


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Several Fla. Universities Named “Best Values” In Annual List

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.


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Gov. Rick Scott On CBS4 News This Morning

Gov. Rick Scott was up bright and early Friday and visited the set of CBS4 News This morning.



Students Rally Against College Tuition Increases

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.


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U.S. Education Secretary To Hold Town Hall In Pembroke Pines

U.S. Education Commissioner Arne Duncan will meet with South Florida high school students, parents and local officials on Thursday to talk about the Obama administrations efforts to make college more affordable.