TAMPA — Semiretired builder Jerry Tetro put a son through the University of Florida on a prepaid college plan a dozen years ago.
Now, the grandkids stand to benefit from the same program.
“To me, it makes a heck of a lot of sense,” said Tetro, from the Seminole. “It’s a great program.”
The grandchildren will be in good company.
Lawmakers’ moves last year to control increases in college tuition is paying off big for the classes of the 2030s. The Florida Prepaid College Board announced this month that sales of its plans had more than tripled from last year to 42,158, with the credit going to the significant price cut.
Sales haven’t reached that level since 2008.