If you’re one of the thousands of parents who want to buy a Florida Prepaid College plan before the prices go up again, you only have until Thursday, January 31st, to enroll and lock in this year’s prices.
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.
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.
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.
Ever dream of an Ivy League education? It’s possible to get one for free. Schools like Princeton, Harvard and Stanford are offering courses online at no cost.
As back to school kicks off in the U.S., new data claims that Apple’s iPad is outpacing traditional PCs in sales to students and schools for the first time ever.
Something has got to give. Even if they increased tuition by the maximum 15 percent allowed by law, the chancellor of the Florida’s university system said they would still not be able to make up financially for the dramatic cuts in state funding.
The chairman of the House’s Education Committee has warned that funding cuts and tuition caps will erode the quality at the state’s universities, particularly two of Florida’s top research schools.
Millions of students like the University of Miami’s Joseph LeDonne could graduate with even more debt if Congress allows the interest rate on federal student loans to double on July 1st.
The budget passed out of the Florida Senate last week slashes state funding to the eleven public universities by $400 million.