The decision comes as the governor, widely expected to seek the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, has said a key goal for Florida's higher education system is to defund DEI programs so they "whither on the vine" on campuses.
The “Stand for Freedom” march planned to take place on Thursday on Florida college campuses comes in response to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to move colleges away from diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.
Under the new plan, borrowers who earn less than roughly $30,600 a year would owe $0 a month on their federal student loans, effectively pausing them. A borrower who’s in a family of four and makes less than roughly $62,400 would also see their payments paused.