The Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) voucher helps me pay for college, but nearly 13,000 students like me stand to lose the voucher next year because of budget cuts passed by the Florida House. Tell Florida lawmakers to fund the EASE voucher to help students finish college and pursue their dreams.
In the more than four decades since EASE was established, hundreds of thousands of students, many of whom come from low-income families or are people of color, have used the voucher to help pay for tuition. Today, nearly 50% of students who depend on EASE come from low-income families. Half of students who depend on EASE are people of color.
The Florida House budget cuts $36.4 million from the EASE program, which will eliminate vouchers for 12,826 students in Florida currently attending independent, nonprofit colleges. The very students who need our support the most stand to lose the funding that helps them pay their college tuition.
Save EASE. Sign this petition to let the Florida Legislature know you support the EASE voucher for Florida students.