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Affordable Education Takes Center Stage In Florida Legislative Session

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.



Gov. Scott To Veto Tuition Increase

Florida college students will be happy to know that Gov. Rick Scott will veto the three percent tuition hike for college and university students.



House Considers Lowering Tuition For Immigrants

Another bill that will benefit higher education-seeking students with immigrant parents has made its way to the Senate.

CBS Miami–03/06/2013

Governor Rick Scott

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.



Gov. Scott Announces More Colleges In $10K Degree Challenge

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.



Pre-Paid College Plan Deadline Approaches

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 Pitch Tuition Deal To Lawmakers

University presidents have made a pitch to legislators in Tallahassee: add $118 million in state funding and they will not raise tuition.

CBS Miami–12/05/2012


Immigrant College Tuition Bill Filed

Children born in the United States, but whose parents are in the country illegally, would be eligible for in-state tuition in Florida under a bill filed Tuesday that would codify a court decision from earlier this year.


Rick Scott

Gov. Scott Challenges Colleges To Come Up With $10K Degrees

Governor Rick Scott has thrown down a proverbial gauntlet to all state colleges – come up with bachelor degree programs which don’t cost more than $10,000.



Fla. Immigrant Tuition Ruling Won’t Be Appealed

Florida’s public colleges and universities must stop charging higher tuition to the dependent children of illegal immigrants living in the state following a State Board of Education decision Tuesday not to appeal a federal court decision.