Gov. Scott Visits FAU to Sign College Affordability Bill

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited Florida Atlantic University to sign HB 7019, a bill that will offer more affordable higher education in the state.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott ceremonially signs college affordability legislation at Florida Atlantic University.


By brittany-sullivan | 5/23/2016

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited Florida Atlantic University to sign HB 7019, a bill that will offer more affordable higher education in the state.

“It was an honor to host Gov. Scott at FAU,” said FAU President John Kelly. “We are so thankful for all that he has done for FAU and his commitment to higher education.”

The new legislation provides greater transparency to students regarding college costs; helps hold the line on graduate school tuition; informs students of required and recommended textbooks before the start of classes; requires Florida colleges and universities to adopt policies that make textbooks more affordable; and requires the Board of Governors and the State Board of Education to annually study and make recommendations on how to make college more affordable.

The new law will go into effect July 1. Click here to watch Gov. Scott ceremonially sign the bill. 

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