Bright Futures Program

2017-2018 Bright Futures Changes

Effective fall 2017, Florida Academic Scholars (FLAS) will receive 100 % of tuition and applicable fees from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Applicable fees include: activity and service fee, health fee, athletic fee, financial aid fee, capital improvement fee, campus access/transportation fee, technology fee and tuition differential fee. Additionally, Florida Academic Scholars will receive an additional $300 per semester in the fall and spring for textbooks and/or other educational expenses.
Florida Academic Scholars – New Legislation – F.A.Q

Summer Funding for Florida Academic Scholars

The Bright Futures Scholarship allows Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (BFFAS) students to receive award funding during summer 2018. BFFAS students will receive an award that covers 100% of tuition and applicable fees for the summer term. The $300 college- related expenses stipend and additional award as an Academic Top Scholar will not be available during the summer term.  Florida Academic Scholars – Summer Funding – F.A.Q.

Funding Requirements

In order to receive summer funding, BFFAS students:

  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours across all summer sessions.
  • Students with less than 6 credit hours required for graduation, may receive BFFAS by submitting a memo on letterhead from an academic advisor indicating less than 6 hours are required for graduation.
  • Graduate level hours may be approved by the student’s academic advisor.   Students taking graduate level courses must submit a memo from the academic advisor indicating graduate level courses meet undergraduate graduation requirements.

Transient Students

  • Students taking courses at another institution, must also complete the Transient Student Application through FloridaShines

No legislative changes were made to the Florida Medallion Scholars award amounts. Florida Medallion Scholars attending UCF will continue to receive $77 per credit hour in the fall and spring terms.

Bright Futures Program Requirements

Bright Futures – F.A.Q

Bright Futures – Awards

Bright Futures Renewal Eligibility

Florida Bright Reinstatement/Restoration