Thursday, April 21, 2022 / by Jill Perry-Zaborowski
New law lets out-of-state grandkids save big by attending Florida’s public universities
By Lisa J. Huriash
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Apr 21, 2022 at 6:40 am
For the first time this fall, hundreds of high-performing students who live outside of Florida only will need to pay in-state tuition and fees to attend universities, saving thousands of dollars.
It’s all thanks to a new Florida law, taking effect in August, that lets them pay lower prices as a result of their grandparents living in Florida. The plan has proven so popular that most, if not all, the universities say they already have all their allotted openings filled up for the coming year. So anyone applying now may face a wait list.
At Florida State University in Tallahassee, the school used up all of its 55 grandparent waivers, “and we have a running waitlist of 100 [plus] students,” according to spokesman Bill Wellock.
The University of Florida has h ...