Bright Futures Gold Seal Eligibility Change
Students whose initial eligibility for Florida Bright Futures Gold Seal Scholarship begins with the 2012-2013 academic year or thereafter will not be eligible to receive funding for the above scholarship for anything other than Career Education Programs (not applicable for Bachelor's degree). Please refer to the Bright Futures website or call 1/888/827/2004 for more information.
You must apply during your last year in high school, before graduation, or you will forfeit all future eligibility for a Bright Futures Scholarship.
The State of Florida provides scholarships through several programs, the most well known being the Bright Futures scholarship program. Full information on all State Programs is available online through the Florida Department of Education/Office of Student Financial Assistance website
If you are an out of state student check with your state's department of education to see if you are eligible for any state grant that they might administer.
To apply for a Bright Futures Scholarship, submit a completed Florida Financial Aid Application during your last year in high school (after December 1 and prior to graduation). It is your responsibility to know and meet the requirements of the Bright Future Scholarship Program before high school graduation. You may apply online at Florida Student Financial Aid.
Bright Futures Scholarship Rates
|Bright Futures Academic Scholarship||
plus Book/Expenses award of $300 per term (Fall/Spring only)
|Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship||$77/credit|
Bright Futures Drop/Repayment Requirement
A student must reimburse the postsecondary institution for the cost of course(s) dropped or withdrawn after the initial drop/add period. Non-payment will affect the student's renewal eligibility
For eligibility and renewal information, please review the Florida Bright Futures Student Handbook, as established by the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance. (OSFA).
OSFA’s website also has a Credit Hour Renewal Requirement Interactive Tool that allows students to calculate the number of credits they must earn each term to maintain eligibility. Please see the link to the tool on the OSFA website here