Florida Bright Futures And Other Grants, Scholarships And Work Study Programs ALL 2018 High School Graduates
All seniors, please carefully read!!! This is very important to everyone!!
As of October 1, you may now go on line and register for Florida Bright Futures and other Grants, Scholarships and work study programs offered by the State of Florida. Even if you think that you will not qualify for Bright Futures – there are a number of nice grants, work-study programs and low interest student loan programs that are offered by the state – so please register today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Click Here > Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application
A COUPLE OF POINTERS:
1. (#20) Identify the Florida County where you attended high school. It is in the table as “Miami-Dade” 2. (#22) Our graduation date is 06/07/2018 (this is not the date of the ceremony, but it is the date that will be on your diploma) 3. (#23) “In the fall of 2018, I will be classified as: “Freshman, “first time in college”. NOTE: if a student has taken dual enrollment courses and earned college credit they must put Freshman “with previous college”. 4. If you don’t know what college that you will be attending…just enter the state or private college that you think you will attend. Remember that Florida Financial Aid and Bright Futures cannot pay for out-of-state colleges. Later in the year you will be asked to update your application with the name of the college that you have decided to attend. 5. (#25) Ignore #25 because you are graduating from High School. 6. (#26/#27) If you do not know your Weighted / Unweighted GPA, make your closest guess. Florida Financial Aid and Bright Futures will get your actual GPA off your official transcript that will be sent by the school at the end of the first semester. 7. (#33) By saying “YES” you are giving OFSA the authorization to evaluate your transcripts and SAT/ACT scores for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. 8. (#34) Please read this question carefully and correctly answer it.>>>> Most students say “NO”.
For more application help, please go to: Application Essentials
All Seniors planning to apply to a Florida 4-year private/public university, a 2-year community college, or a vocational/technical school are required to register. For students planning to go out of state, as a back-up, go ahead and apply by entering the name of the in-state College or university you play to use as your back-up. You never know what might happen.
You must register by the end of your senior year or you will loose your Bright Futures eligibility. In other words…If you don’t register and go out of the state of Florida to college and then later return to go to a Florida school, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR BF AWARD.
– Save and submit your application / Note And Correct Errors If Made Then Resubmit Your Application – Print your results and put them in a file. – When finished click on “Home” at the bottom of the page.
STATE SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT PROGRAMS
The Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), administers a variety of state-funded grants and scholarships to assist Florida residents with the cost of their postsecondary education. Below is a list of grant and scholarship programs administered by OSFA. Students must submit a completed Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) to OSFA for programs denoted by an asterisk (*).
Access to Better Learning and Education (ABLE) Grant
Bright Futures Scholarship
First Generation Matching Grant
Benacquisto Scholarship Program
Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)
Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)
Florida Work Experience Program
José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant
Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship
Rosewood Family Scholarship
Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans
Brochure: Money for College
Please see me if you have any questions or problems completing this application!!!!!!!!!
I will be monitoring who has applied and who has not applied. I would like everyone registered by January 31, 2016 – before the first evaluation.
Good Luck Seniors!