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Florida prepaid tuition founder: Raise hell

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The outspoken Stanley Tate, founder of the popular Florida Prepaid College program, is ready to "raise  hell" over higher tuition and invites you to join him. He just launched a Web site, www.FloridaAffordableTuition.com, as part of his fight against proposed "differential tuition" legislation (HB403 / SB762) that would allow the 11 state universities to raise undergraduate tuition by as much as 15 percent a year to generate more teaching and financial aid money for colleges.

Tate has vowed to spend boatloads of his own money to fight the measure, which he insists could make a college education too expensive for many Floridians to afford. He also says Prepaid would have to "more than double" the cost of its tuition and tuition differential plans.

Shannon Colavecchio

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:18am]

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