Students have several opportunities 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 each year. Students should apply
as soon as possible after October 1st of 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 scholarships and grant awards for their post-secondary academic year.
This single application is used to evaluate the student for the programs listed below.
FFAA is available beginning October 1st. Go to: www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)
Florida Student Assistance Grant
Florida Work Experience Program
Minority Teacher Education Scholarship
Access to Better Learning and Education Grant (ABLE)
First Generation Matching Grant
Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant
Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship
Rosewood Family Scholarship
Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans
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 protected]).
Scholarship Opportunities through CollegeBoard
Scholarships.com (Florida Scholarships)
Local, State and National Scholarships by Deadline