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More Parents Are Defaulting on College Loans For Their Children, Costing Taxpayers

| April 6, 2014

The Parent Plus program allows parents to take out essentially uncapped amounts to cover college costs, regardless of the borrower’s income or ability to repay the loan. But default rates, while still modest, have nearly tripled over the last four years.

How I’m Graduating My Children From College Debt-Free: Planning, and Lots of Hard Work

| January 12, 2014

Explaining what it takes to develop college-ready students and debt-free parents, columnist and Matanzas High teacher Jo An n Nahiriny describes the frustrations of dealing with students and families who don’t plan ahead and busts the myth that a college education must be debt-ridden.

Board of Governors Shoots Down Florida College Fee Increases Backed By Students

| June 20, 2013

The most sweeping decision, rejected 3-2, came on a proposal by eight universities to increase the “capital improvement trust fund” fees, or CITF fees, which pay for construction projects approved by university panels that draw at least half their members from the student body.

College-Acceptance Reckoning: Costs, Debt and Deception

| March 31, 2013

Student fees have been something of a known irritant for years, often criticized as a kind of stealth, second tuition imposed on unsuspecting families. But such fees are still on the rise on many campuses. There’s nothing funny about how they can add up.

K-12 Education Would Get a $1.2 Billion Boost, Higher Ed Would Be Slashed By $400 Million

| February 8, 2012

The proposed increase–and higher ed decrease–comes as Gov. Scott has vowed to veto any budget that does not significantly increase education spending, even though lawmakers are trying to close a nearly $2 billion shortfall without raising taxes.

In a Break, College Presidents Draw a Line Against Universities Over Tuition Increases

| February 6, 2012

Breaking with their counterparts at the state’s universities, presidents at a handful of Florida colleges urged lawmakers to be cautious about any moves that could push tuition upward again.

A La Carte College Tuition: Florida’s Science-Tech Majors Could End Up Paying More

| January 15, 2012

Florida’s quest for more science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees might eventually lead to a quest for higher tuition for students entering those programs, based on comments by higher education leaders.

Florida’s Betrayal of College Students: Sticking It to the Young, Pandering to the Old

| June 24, 2011

Between Florida public universities’ tuition increasing almost 140 percent in 10 years and Bright Futures scholarship losing half their value, the state is betraying its future while pandering to older, more selfish voters.

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