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EASE Grant cut hurts college students

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The House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee supported an 18.8% cut to EASE Grants, reducing awards from $3,500 to $2,841 per student, a $659 reduction.

This impacts 130,000+ students in private, independent, nonprofit colleges like Hodges. As a taxpayer, you subsidize double the grant amount for state colleges and four times for state universities.

Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida members like Hodges award 25% of the state’s bachelor’s degrees. They award 40% of graduate degrees, at no cost to the state. About 40,000 professionals graduate annually, for under 3% of the state’s higher education budget.

Dr. John Meyer, Hodges University

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