Bright Futures Program
2018-2019 Bright Futures Changes
Effective fall 2018, Bright Futures Florida Medallion Scholars (BFFMS) will receive 75% of tuition and specified fees. Summer funding will begin in 2019.
Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) will continue receiving 100 % of tuition and applicable fees. Additionally, Florida Academic Scholars will receive $300 per semester in the fall and spring for textbooks and/or other educational expenses.
Specified fees include activity and service fee, health fee, athletic fee, financial aid fee, capital improvement fee, transportation access fee, technology fee and tuition differential fee.
Summer Funding for Bright Futures Scholars
The Bright Futures Scholarship allows Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars and Bright Futures Florida Medallion Scholars students to receive award funding during summer terms. FAS 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. FMS students will receive an award that covers 75% of tuition and fees. Florida Bright Futures Scholars – Summer Funding – F.A.Q.
In order to receive summer funding, FAS and FMS 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 FAS and FMS 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.
NOTE: A maximum of 45 credit hours may be funded in one academic year.
- Students taking courses at another institution, must also complete the Transient Student Application through FloridaShines
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