Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
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Florida resident? You're in luck. Florida Tech works with the state to provide eligible students with Florida Bright Futures Scholarships and Florida State grants. You may also apply your Florida Prepaid College Plan savings to your Florida Tech education.
What you need to do.
- Apply for admission to Florida Tech before Feb. 1. (Applying later may make you ineligible.)
- Complete and file the FAFSA before March 1. (Make sure to list Florida Tech's school code: 001469.)
- Consult your high school guidance counselor in Dec. of your senior year to fill out the Bright Futures scholarship paperwork.
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program is only available to Florida residents who have graduated from a Florida high school and are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Florida residency and eligibility for Florida State aid programs are based on state law and administrative rules.
Generally, students whose families have been living in Florida 12 months prior to the start of the school year are considered residents. A full and complete description of rules and regulations regarding Bright Futures and other state aid can be found via the state's Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
For 2013 High School graduates to qualify, the student must file the FAFSA, must have at least a 3.0 high school GPA and a 1020 SAT (math and critical reading) or 22 ACT composite, and complete 75 hours of community service.
Bright Futures Academic Scholars
Eligible students receive approximately $3,000 (30 credits x $100/credit hour) per year. Eligible applicants must have a 3.5 high school GPA, a 1280 SAT or 28 ACT composite and 100 hours of community service.
Bright Futures Medallion Scholars
Eligible students receive approximately $2,250 (30 credits x $75/credit hour) per year. Eligible applicants must have a 3.0 high school GPA and a 970 SAT or 20 ACT composite and 75 hours of community service.
For 2014 High School graduates to qualify, the student must have at least a 3.0 high school GPA and a 1170 SAT (math and critical reading) or 26 ACT composite, and complete 75 hours of community service.
Please consult the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Website because requirements are subject to change.
All full-time undergraduate students who meet the Florida residency requirements are eligible to receive this financial assistance from the state; however, the student must file the FAFSA.
Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)
This amount varies from year to year based on available state funds; however, the amount awarded for 2012 - 2013 was $2,150. The state legislature will determine the amount for the next academic year.
Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)
Grants approximate $1,000 per year and are based on demonstrated financial need.
Florida Tech is an eligible institution for the Florida Prepaid College Plan (FPCP) program. Accumulated funds may be applied toward expenses at Florida Tech. Visit the FPCP office for further details.