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Governor Scott Lowers Tuition For All Florida Students Including Illegals

Governor Scott Lowers Tuition For All Florida Students Including Illegals

 

Governor Rick Scott signs a measure lowering tuition for all Florida students ---including those living in the state illegally.

The new law offers in-state college tuition rates to undocumented students who had attended a Florida school for at least three years before graduation. 

 

The current in-state rate is one-quarter of what out-of-state students and those in the country illegally pay.

 

The measure also restricts the ability of Florida universities to raise tuition above the rate set each year by legislators. 

 

It repeals a law that allowed universities to raise tuition up to 15 percent a year. Instead it allows two schools — the University of Florida and Florida State University — to raise tuition up to 6 percent without approval by the Florida Legislature.

 

Scott also plans to remind voters that former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is now running as a Democrat, approved the changes that let universities raise tuition above the rates set annually by legislators.

 

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