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Florida State Grants and Scholarship Programs

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) assigns the funds to all institutions with baccalaureate degree programs. These funds are ruled with all eligibility requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education for Title IV funds.

Access to Better Learning and Education (ABLE) Only for Florida Students

  • Be a Florida resident (a Florida resident is a person who has established and maintained legal residence in Florida twelve consecutive mon ths prior to the first day of the term) and a U.S. citizen or eligible non - citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the Financial Aid or Intergraded Services offices of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree. Associate Degree students are not eligible.
  • Enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours per term, or the equivalent at an eligible Florida college or university in a baccalaureate degree program.
  • Minimum of 2.0 GPA.
  • Meet Florida’s general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid.

Florida Student Assistance Grant Program (FSAG)

  • Fill out FAFSA "Free Aplication for Federal Student Aid".
  • Be a Florida resident (a Florida resident is a person who has established and maintained legal residence in Florida twelve consecutive months prior to the first day of the term) and a U.S. citizen or eligible non - citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the post secondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the Financial Aid or Intergraded Services offices of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.
  • Enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours per term, or the equivalent, in an associate or baccalaureate degree program at an eligible institution to participate in the FSAG Private.
  • Minimum of 2.0 GPA.
  • Meet Florida’s general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid.

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

For Initial Eligibility the student will:

  • Fill out FAFSA "Free Aplication for Federal Student Aid".

Florida Financial Aid Application during the last year in high school (after December 1 and prior to graduation) available online at www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org (select State Grants, Scholarships & Applications, and then apply here). The application gives the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) permission to evaluate the student’s high school transcript and standardized test scores for eligibility for a Bright Futures Scholarship and other state scholarships and grants.

  • Apply during the last year in high school, before graduation, or forfeit all future eligibility for a Bright Futures Scholarship.
  • Mid-year graduates may submit a fully completed error free Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application by August 31 prior to high school graduation.
  • Meet specific coursework and minimum grade point average (GPA) and test score requirements which are outlined on the Office of Student Financial

Assistance (OSFA) website

Requirements to Receive Funding

  • Be a Florida resident (a Florida resident is a person who has established and maintained legal residence in Florida twelve consecutive months prior to the first day of the term) and a U.S. citizen or eligible non - citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Receive if awarded, as an Academic Top Scholar (ATS), an additional cost per credit hour award established by the Florida Legislature in the General Appropriations Act in addition to the Florida Academic Scholars award. The ATS awardee is announced by the Florida Department of Education before the end of the fall term after all term one disbursements are reported. The ATS is awarded to the Florida Academic Scholar with the highest academic ranking in each county (based on the product of multiplying the Bright Futures GPA and the highest qualifying SAT/ACT test score). For current year award amounts visit: Florida Student Financial Aid's website
  • NEW - Submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is NO LONGER required; however, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to learn of potential eligibility for additional state and federal aid. Visit the website at: www.fafsa.ed.gov for online processing.

Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans (CDDV)

Receive Requirements toFunding

  • Be a Florida resident (a Florida resident is a person who has established and maintained legal residence in Florida twelve consecutive months prior to the first day of the term) and a U.S. citizen or eligible non - citizen. A student’s residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.