TALLAHASSEE (News Service of Florida) — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday reiterated his stance against tuition hikes, as a number of state universities are planning. Scott has called on universities to do more to prepare the workforce, but to do it with less.
“They have got to do the exact same thing … Florida households have had to do,” Scott said Friday morning on 97.3 The Sky radio in Gainesville.
“We cannot continue to raise tuition constantly on the backs of our families,” Scott continued. “They cannot afford it…. I’m against raising tuition.” The University of Florida Board of Trustees on Thursday moved to increase tuition by the full 15 percent allowed by law, though some trustees expressed some concern about the rising cost of a college education in the state.