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.
A newly released study shows a record number of households, one in five, now face college debt.
The new, recently-raised cost of for four years of prepaid classes at a state university: $331.59 a month for the next 18 years, an 11 percent increase over last year’s price.
A higher education task force formed by Gov. Rick Scott is discussing a number of proposals, including higher tuition and different rates depending on a student’s academic field, before they make their final recommendations.
A Miami federal judge has found that Florida is violating the constitutional rights of American-born children of illegal immigrants by requiring them to pay higher tuition rates than other students at state colleges and universities.
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 Atlantic University, located in Boca Raton, is raising the price of tuition once again.
The Florida House of Representatives has approved a plan to give Florida’s two major research universities, the University of Florida and Florida State University, wide power to raise tuition.
While tuition may be going up in Florida universities, so are enrollment rates.
The budget passed out of the Florida Senate last week slashes state funding to the eleven public universities by $400 million.