The University of Florida could soon have the power to raise its tuition rates higher than any other public school in the state. The proposal, which has already been approved by a Senate committee, is now heading to be reviewed by the House’s education committee. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Eileen Cofre tells us what the tuition increase entails and how the proposal will affect current and future students.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPTuitionWrapFeb21.mp3]
The Florida Senate passed a bill Wednesday that refocuses the purpose and direction of the state’s community colleges. Senate Bill 374, the College Competitiveness Act of 2017, sets the primary missions of community colleges as providing associate of arts degrees and other lower level undergraduate college credit.