Rick Scott's tuition freeze proposal clears Florida Senate ed committee
- Florida Gov. Rick Scott's "Finish in Four" tuition freeze proposal passed the state Senate's Education Committee on Tuesday.
- The measure, which would freeze tuition and fees for a student's first four years of college, could cost universities up to $75 million in lost revenue if it becomes law.
- Other measures approved included one that would repeal a 2011 law requiring students to fill out a financial aid form in order to receive Bright Futures scholarships, and another that would grant pre-eminence to the University of Florida and Florida State University.
From the article:
... If SB 920 becomes law, in-state students who enroll in a state university would be guaranteed that their tuition and fees would not change for four years. Scott is pushing his "Finish in Four" plan as a way to control costs for families and encourage students to finish degrees in a timely fashion. ...
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