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Congressional Vote Hits College Students in the Pocket

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

A vote taken by members of Congress means college students will be paying more out of pocket.

This week a bill cleared the House by two votes to cut $39 billion from the nation's budget.

In that cut is $12.7 billion in student aid over a five-year span. This would be the largest cut to student aid in history.

"I think its going to affect students like myself, minorities possibly, getting into the college they want and actually making something of themselves. It is going to affect students greatly," says FSU student Andrea Hernandez.

Wednesday, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush proposed a five percent increase of in-state undergraduate tuition for Florida students, with a seven and a half percent increase of graduate and out-of-state tuition.


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