Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration's plans to pressure states into keeping college and university tuition down probably won't apply to Florida.
Biden says that's because Florida's tuition rates already are among the nation's lowest. Biden made remarks to students and faculty at Florida State University on Monday.
State University System officials had criticized the administration's plans prior to Biden's appearance in Tallahassee to promote tuition affordability.
A system spokeswoman later said officials hoped Florida would be spared from any penalties but haven't seen anything in writing yet.
President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address that federal aid should be withheld from colleges and universities that don't keep net tuition down and provide good value.
Biden later attended a fundraiser for Obama's re-election campaign.