Students from FSU and UF are requesting a meeting with Governor Rick Scott to discuss a bill that would allow their universities to raise tuition as high as they’d like.
The students want Scott to veto the bill. FSU Senior Michael Sampson is one of those students calling for a veto. He says if Scott won’t meet with the students they’ll invade his office.
“Later on this week students from UF and FSU will go to his office with or without an invitation to demand SB 1752 is vetoed,” said Sampson.
If Scott signs the bill, tuition at FSU and UF could go up 30 percent or even higher. Right now tuition at those schools is about 5-thousand dollars a year. The national average is 8-thousand. The tuition increase would only impact new students.