financial aid Florida College Students See Financial Aid Expansion As New Year Begins By Lloyd Dunkelberger- News Service of Florida • Aug 7, 2017 401 (k) 2013 / Flickr As Florida students return to universities and state colleges this month for a new academic year, many will benefit from a major expansion of need-based financial aid. Explaining Florida's For-Profit College Industry By John O'Connor • Apr 27, 2015 Miami Herald reporter Michael Vasquez has spent a year digging into Florida's for-profit college industry for a series called Higher Ed Hustle. About 300,000 Florida students attend for-profit colleges, which often specialize in training low-skill workers for a new career. How Will President Obama's Student Debt Action Affect Your Bottom Line? By Karen Feagins • Jun 10, 2014 Pete Souza / Official White House Photo President Obama has taken executive action to address the rising cost of student loan debt.