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.
A lot of work was done in Tallahassee Thursday. Among the bills passed in the House was the one that would let qualified Florida students pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally.
A House bill allowing some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates is ready for the House floor. On Wednesday it was unanimously approved by the House Education Appropriations Subcommittee which was listed as the last stop for the bill.
On the opening day of the 60 day session, state House Speaker Will Weatherford called on his fellow legislators to pass measures that would allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition even if they are in the country illegally.
Florida college students will be happy to know that Gov. Rick Scott will veto the three percent tuition hike for college and university students.
Another bill that will benefit higher education-seeking students with immigrant parents has made its way to the Senate.
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.
Governor Rick Scott’s plan to make college more affordable in the state of Florida moved forward Monday when 11 additional state colleges accepted his challenge to develop four-year degrees that would cost no more than $10,000.
Pay now or pay later? We’re a week and counting until this year’s deadline to enroll in the states’ prepaid college plan.
University presidents have made a pitch to legislators in Tallahassee: add $118 million in state funding and they will not raise tuition.