Getting a college degree is one of the most important investments you'll make. Financial aid is critical for moving forward with your dreams and the options available to you will vary based on your situation. With the increasingly high costs of tuition, figuring out how to pay for your education can be discouraging and can quickly turn those dreams into a nightmare. However, Federal and Florida government programs can help.
The Florida Department of Education offers a variety of state-funded grants and loans to Florida students.
- Bright Futures Scholarship Program: In 1997, the Florida Legislature created the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program to reward students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding to attend postsecondary education in Florida.
- Career & Technical Education
- CHOICES Planner
- School Choice Scholarships
- Student Financial Assistance
The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) State Programs, within the Florida Department of Education, administers a variety of postsecondary educational state-funded grants and scholarships. They also provide information to prospective students, parents, and high school and postsecondary professionals. The application can be found here.
The Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA) is a not-for-profit educational corporation comprised of over 700 financial aid professionals. These individuals represent all sectors of the financial aid community, including postsecondary institutions in Florida, lending institutions, state governmental agencies, loan servicing agencies, and other organizations that support financial aid administration.