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Crist declares College Savings Month, pushes Prepaid



From the governor who has refused to raise statewide undergraduate tuition for Florida residents:

Gov. Charlie Crist this morning declared September "College Savings Month," and he's urging families to consider the state's popular Florida Prepaid College Plan, which allows families to lock in today's tuition rates and pay toward it now - even if their kids are years away from attending a state university.

"By planning ahead, college is affordable," Crist, an FSU grad, said in a prepared statement. "Even small amounts of savings, done regularly, add up over time.”

Florida Prepaid has sold over 1.2-million plans since the program began 19 years ago.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:22am]


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