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Governor Rick Scott wants college to be more affordable

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On March 18, Governor Rick Scott spoke with the Florida Cabinet on the importance of making college more affordable for everyone in Florida.

In a release by the Office of Governor Rick Scott on March 18, Governor Rick Scott was quoted as saying, “Every parent wants their child to get a great education and for many that doesn’t end at high school. That is why we recommended $80 million in my “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” for those colleges and universities who graduate students best positioned to get a job. If we want to make higher education more accessible, we have to make it more affordable,” said Scott.

Last year, Governor Rick Scott vetoed a tuition increase that would cost Florida college students more than $42 million. He wants to eliminate the 15 percent annual increase and inflationary increase on tuition to make higher education more affordable, according to the release.

The cost of a college education has increased a great deal in recent years. And this means that more young people are facing huge student loan debts as they try to get established in the workforce and start families. “I hope the cost of a college degree does not increase. I need a college degree so I can become a nurse,” said Nikki Holmes.

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