Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Television Coverage

 


Visit the Lobby Tools Website

 


Visit Legislative IQ Website

 


Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

RSS Capitol News LIVE

RSS Quote of the Day

  • James Thurber
    "It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."
  • Donald Cargill
    "This is the most joyful day that ever I saw in my pilgrimage on earth."
  • Janine di Giovanni
    "Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life."
  • Robert H. Schuller
    "It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."

Students Start the School Year with Less Money, Higher Tuition

August 29th, 2011 by Mike Vasilinda

Forty-one thousand students began a new year today at Florida State University. They were greeted with a fifteen percent increase in tuition over last year, and for many, Bright Futures scholarships that are just a little dimmer. Bright Futures Scholarships no longer cover 100 percent of tuition but are a fixed amount. Thatís lead a lot of recipients to start looking for work or take out loans.

ďItís harder for students,Ē Julian Arenas, a student from Naples said. ďBasically, for the people who have no support from their parents. They have to take out loans, they have to either work and spend less time in school. I think thatís one of the problems.Ē

ďItís really hard for the rest of us to pay for tuition entirely because I only have Bright Futures,Ē Sara Dejan, from Odessa, FL. ďAnd since it no longer actually covers 100 percent, even though it says it does, itís just really difficult for myself and my family, to take care of a college education when we donít quite have the funding anymore.

Despite the fee and tuition increases, Florida State, like other state universities, is making due with its fourth straight year of budget cuts.

Posted in Education, State Budget, State News | 6 Comments »

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

copyright © 2016 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com