Education reforms from the recent session include increased funding for the Bright Futures merit scholarship program and performance funding to the State University System. Other notable education bills signed into law related to changes to excess credit hour surcharges, postsecondary fee waivers, and school safety.
This recap concludes FCAN’s series of monthly updates during the 2018 Florida Legislative Session to inform education stakeholders and leaders about policy developments related to postsecondary access and attainment. To view FCAN’s prior legislative updates, visit FCAN’s Research & Data page.
This update is intended as an educational resource and does not constitute an endorsement or opposition to any of the legislative proposals described.
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