Gov. Rick Scott, who has been at odds with state university officials and faculty on tuition, remains adamant that Florida families can't afford their schools' rates continuing to go up.
At a luncheon on the campus of the University of Central Florida Tuesday, Scott told the Board of Governors, which oversees the state's 12 public universities, that he wants them to make it a goal to be the best in the country in affordability.
The Florida legislature cut the universities' funding by $300 million when Scott signed the state's new budget into law.
Scott is against tuition hikes and vetoed a bill that would have let both the University of Florida and Florida State University exceed the current 15 percent annual legal limit.