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State of Florida Scholarships


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.

  • Bright Futures

    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


  • IMPORTANT NOTE* You must apply during your last year in high school, before graduation, or you will forfeit all future eligibility for a Bright Futures Scholarship.


NEW - Changes for 2012-2013

Florida Bright Futures Gold Seal Eligibility change for new students:

Student 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.

2013 Rates for Bright Futures Scholarship:

  • Bright Futures Academic Scholarship: $103/credit
  • Bright Futures Medallion/Bright Futures Vocational Gold Seal: $ 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  • A student must reimburse the postsecondary institution for the cost of course(s) dropped or withdrawn after the initial drop/add period.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 2013-2014 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Fact sheet, as established by the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance.




Updated August 08, 2013