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Explaining the Florida GI Bill And New Formula For School Grades

Veterans will pay less to attend Florida colleges and universities starting Tuesday, one of a handful of laws taking effect at the start of a new budget year. The Florida GI bill means any veteran living in the Sunshine State only has to pay in-state tuition. That tuition is typically one-third the cost of out-of-state […]

What In-State Tuition Means For One Undocumented Student In Florida

Mayra Rubio was 3 months old when she moved to Homestead with her brother and parents from Guadalajara, Mexico. After she graduated from South Dade Senior High, she realized she could not afford the out-of-state tuition for public colleges and universities. Undocumented students do not get the opportunity to pay in-state tuition rates. So instead, […]

House Speaker Wants To Change ‘Culture Of Mediocrity’ In Higher Education

House Speaker Will Weatherford banged the opening gavel in the Florida House this morning, introducing the 60-day session with a speech heavily focused on education. He promised the continued ā€œpursuit of a world-class, student-centered K-12 education system in Florida.ā€ But he said attention must be paid to higher education as well, because ā€œeducation solves problems […]

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