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.
Who has the authority to set tuition rates at Florida’s 12 public universities – the Legislature or the Board of Governors?
On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this matter.
A splintered Florida Board of Governors approved a variety of tuition increases for 11 of the state’s 12 public universities following a chaotic meeting that featured changing votes and shifting coalitions.
Florida’s Board of Governors voted Thursday that the state’s public universities should be allowed to raise their tuition.
A bill that would allow Florida State University and the University of Florida raise tuition above the current 15 percent a year cap is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for his signature.
Up against the clock to reach a deal on a $70 billion dollar budget, the Florida Senate and House negotiating committee agreed Wednesday to boost tuition five percent for state colleges.
The state’s Senate Judiciary Committee has voted down a bill which would have allowed certain illegal immigrants to pay the in-state tuition rate at Florida’s public colleges and universities.
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.
College students hoping to keep the state legislature from setting tuition rates were dealt a setback Wednesday.
Two Democratic state lawmakers, one from Miami, have offered a bill for the 2012 legislative session that would create a pathway for undocumented immigrants to get in-state tuition.