There are several ways students can apply for money to help pay for college expenses!
Federal Student Aid
Federal Student aid is money that students can use to help pay for college. There are three types of federal aid: grants, work-study and loans. Everyone should apply for federal aid regardless of income. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov
The FAFSA becomes available on October 1st and students should apply as soon as possible
during their senior year.
State Scholarship and Grant Programs (Bright Futures)
The Office of Student Financial Assistance provides the FFAA (Florida Financial Aid Application) to students seeking state scholarship and grant awards for the 2017-2018 post-secondary academic year. This single application is used to evaluate the student for the programs listed below. FFAA is available beginning October 1, 2017. Go to: www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org FFAA will close August 31, 2018. By this date, all state scholarship and grant deadlines for the 2017-18 academic year will have passed.
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
FL Incentive Scholarship Program and FL Incentive FAQ’s
Minority Teacher Education Scholarship
FL Resident Access Grant (FRAG)
Florida Student Assistance Grant
Florida Work Experience Program
Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant
Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship
Rosewood Family Scholarship
Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans
J-Tech Scholarship – High School Senior
J-Tech Scholarship – Driving Forward
General Scholarship Websites and Search Engines
It is recommended that students create a separate email account to use when preparing for college for applications, scholarships, etc. (an example would be email@example.com).
Scholarships.com (Florida Scholarships)
Local, State and National Scholarships by Deadline