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Florida colleges, universities report 14.5 percent default rate on student loans


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Florida colleges, universities report 14.5 percent default rate on student loans

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Florida colleges, universities report 14.5 percent default rate on student loans

Altogether, 189 institutions based in Florida had 283,748 borrowers in repayment in the 2014 cohort. And 41,013 of them were in default – a default rate of 14.45 percent, which is above the national rate of about 11.5 percent. [Source: Florida Business Daily]

Florida universities step up to fill cybersecurity gap

Universities throughout Florida are adding more cybersecurity courses in an effort to better train the next generation of practitioners, says Ernie Ferraresso of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, which recently provided a second round of funding for the effort. [Source: Bank Info Security]

‘Framers' of schools amendment seek role in court battle

Some members of the 1998 Constitution Revision Commission are seeking to file a brief in the Florida Supreme Court as part of a legal battle about whether the state is meeting its constitutional duty to provide a high-quality system of public schools. [Source: WJXT]

Florida sued over ban on early voting on college campuses

A Florida voting rights group and university students from two schools sued the state's chief election official on Monday over a 4-year-old edict banning the use of college buildings as early voting sites More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Times/Herald.

Special Session on school funding appears dead

Democratic legislators have failed in their bid to force the Republican-controlled Legislature to give more money to public schools. Two South Florida Democrats were trying to get legislators to hold a special session to change this year's school budget. More from the AP and .


› Florida Southern College to host annual Fraud Conference
Florida Southern College will host its third annual Fraud Conference on June 8 to explore perspectives on the prevention and detection of accounting and financial fraud. A range of forensic accountants and law enforcement officials will be the featured speakers and panelists at the one-day conference.

› Commentary: Survey says Rollins is the priciest college in Florida
Talk may be cheap, but Rollins students have earned the right to scream “We’re No. 1!” Rollins ranks above all other state institutions of higher learning in perhaps the most meaningful college category. No, not football ranking. We’re talking cost.

› Florida districts keep up fight against charter school law
Eleven school districts in Florida are refusing to give up their legal battle over an education law that steered more money to charter schools. A Leon County circuit judge in April threw out the lawsuit filed last year against the Florida Legislature.

› Report: Florida college inflated female athlete numbers
Florida Atlantic University told the U.S. Department of Education in 2017 that 51 percent of its athletes were women. That was a dramatic jump from one year previously when the Boca Raton school reported that only 31 percent of its athletes were women.

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