TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A higher education task force appointed by Gov. Rick Scott is one step closer to issuing a range of proposals that could help change how Florida universities are funded and what they charge students to attend.
On a call Friday, members of the panel discussed scrapping an existing 15 percent annual cap on tuition increases and replacing it with a model based on market rates and accountability measures.
They also weighed the possibility of charging less for degrees in fields where there are more jobs.
Scott vetoed legislation in April that would have let Florida and Florida State exceed the 15 percent cap, saying he wanted a more detailed plan to make sure students get a return on their investment.
The panel will submit its final recommendations by Oct. 30.