This article fist appeared in The Beacon student newspaper on February 23, 2009
By Mitzi Figueroa
Student leaders from Palm Beach Atlantic University traveled to Tallahassee Feb. 10 to lobby in favor of the Florida Resident Access Grant, which brings millions of dollars to the university each year.
The FRAG supports Florida students who attend private colleges such as PBA. This year the grant provided $2,839 to each eligible student, but as officials wrestle with budget woes, some have proposed reducing or eliminating the grant.
PBA student body president Adam McKinney and College Republican president Ricky Atkins attended a meeting hosted by the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida along with other student representatives from Florida’s 28 private institutions.
“Students should care; it’s their money,” McKinney said. “The $2,837 cut is a lot of money for a student to lose.” Continue reading