Gov. Rick Scott to universities: No more tuition hikes

Published On: Nov 07 2012 04:58:30 PM EST
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SARASOTA, Fla. -

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is putting the state's universities on notice: He wants to keep tuition rates down and he plans to tie their money to how well they do on helping students get a job.

Scott met Wednesday with the Florida Board of Governors, the panel that oversees the state's 12 public universities.

The governor also said he is opposed to market tuition, where certain types of majors would cost students more depending on demand. That idea has been suggested as one way to help schools cope with budget cuts.

Scott also remains opposed to letting top universities such as Florida State University and the University of Florida charge more.

Scott's comments come at a critical time: He will soon get to pick six new members to the board.

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