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Jimmy Patronis Showcases Prepaid College Program, Calls on Legislature to Hold the Line on...

With the Prepaid College Board meeting, Patronis’ office noted that “data now shows that student loan debt is a $1.5 trillion crisis, with an average student in the Class of 2016 owing more than $37,000 and a default rate of more than 10 percent” and urged families to use the Prepaid College Program.

Palm Beach Atlantic University Adds More than $400 Million to Local Economy

President William M. B. Fleming Jr. said the school, which spends 98 percent of its annual budget in Palm Beach County, said PBA was helping South Florida on many fronts. 
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Florida College System Foundation Readies Scholarships for Healthcare, First Generation Students

At the State Board of Education meeting at the end of last week, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart presented Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega with more than $1 million to help first-generation college students and students interested in healthcare. 
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s Proposal to Let Cancer Patients Defer on Public Student Loans Included in...

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum was able to get the provision included during the U.S House Appropriations Committee markup of the Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill which passed on a voice vote. Congress is expected to pass the minibus before adjourning. 

Rick Scott Doubles Down on Moving Unused Funds to Help School Safety

While the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program was authorized to have $67 million for law enforcement to set up guardian programs with school districts, only $9 million of that had been used.
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South Florida Congressional Reps Want School Districts to Warn Students About Human Trafficking

After writing school districts on the matter in May 2017, the five representatives teamed up this week to double down on their call to teach students “to be vigilant of the growing threat of trafficking in our community.”

University Tampa Wraps Up Capital Campaign, Exceeding Goals

The University of Tampa (UT) announced this week that it finished its capital campaign, which began in 2007, with more than 15,000 supporters raising more than $160 million. 
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