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Higher tuition, tougher Bright Futures rules on tap for Florida college students



The House chairwoman overseeing the higher education budget released a draft spending plan today that raises university tuition another year and makes qualifying for Bright Futures scholarships a little harder to help offset the loss of $150 million in federal stimulus money.

“This is a dose of reality,” Rep. Marlene O’Toole told her colleagues on the House subcommittee on higher education appropriations.

All told, the proposed $5.7 billion spending plan cuts not only universities but also public colleges; private colleges; district workforce boards and vocational rehabilitation and blind services.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:55pm]


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