Florida To Consider Financial Aid Boost For Top High School Students

Republicans in the Florida Senate are moving ahead again with an ambitious proposal to boost financial aid for college students. 

Sen. Bill Galvano on Wednesday filed a bill that would require the state to permanently cover 100 or 75 percent of all tuition costs for top high school students who attend a university or college in the state.

If passed as a law, the bill would help about 94,000 students.

The Florida Legislature passed a similar bill earlier this year but Gov. Rick Scott vetoed it. 

Some Bright Futures recipients are getting 100 percent of their tuition paid this school year but the increase is good for just one year.

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