Some college students in the nation's third-largest state may get a big break on their tuition this year under a sweeping proposal passed Thursday by the Florida Senate.

The future could get a little brighter for some Florida college students. There’s a growing consensus to increase awards for some of the state’s highest academic performers. Legislative and state leaders seem to be in agreement when it comes to lowering the cost of higher ed.

Bill Would Deny Tuition For Undocumented Immigrant Students

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A newly elected state senator has filed legislation that would undo a 2014 law allowing in-state tuition for some undocumented immigrant students, potentially reopening an emotionally charged debate in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential win.

For-Profit Colleges Growing In Florida

May 8, 2015

This story is adapted from a Miami Herald investigation about for-profit colleges.

  While working as the assistant director of education at ATI Career Training Center’s Fort Lauderdale campus, Dulce Ramirez-Damon said she witnessed medical assistant classes taught by instructors who lacked a bachelor’s degree, and students who didn’t understand “where the vein was, or how to grab it.”

Scott's Proposals to Make College More Affordable

Jan 23, 2015
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Governor Scott Thursday continued his campaign to make higher education more affordable.

In a brief stop at the University of North Florida bookstore, Scott said he wants to eliminate the state sales tax on text books and expand the state’s Bright Futures Scholarship program to include summer courses. Right now the lottery-funded merit-based scholarships can only be used for classes taken in the fall, winter and spring.