Highest Number of Prepaid College Plans Sold Since 2008
By Space Coast Daily // March 10, 2015
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA —Governor Scott released the following statement highlighting the more than 42,000 prepaid plans sold last year, which is the highest number since 2008.
“With more than 42,000 prepaid plans sold last year alone, the most since 2008, it’s clear that our effort to hold the line on tuition is working for our students and their families,” Governor Scott said, “When we held the line on tuition last year, the price of a prepaid plan dropped in half, and the results are clear: more families want their children to get a great, affordable education right here in Florida. To build on this success, we must continue to hold the line on college tuition, including at our graduate schools, as outlined in Senator Flores’ college affordability legislation (SB 938) this year. Continuing to hold the line on tuition will keep us on our path to be the global leader in job creation and ensure our students have access to a high quality and affordable higher education.”
Florida Prepaid Chairman Duane Ottenstroer said, “We could not be more pleased with these Open Enrollment numbers. Every plan sold represents an amazing opportunity being afforded to a young Floridian. These sales numbers mean that tens of thousands of young Floridians have been given the gift of a college education. We applaud Governor Scott’s commitment to making Florida the number one place for students to receive a great education at an affordable price”