The Tuition Gambit

To lure students into science, healthcare, and engineering fields, Florida is proposing to enact a tuition freeze at state schools for those majors. "The Florida proposal is a new twist on an old idea. Instead of increasing tuition across the board, many universities over the past decade have started charging more for majors with courses that are more costly to provide," Time reports.

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