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Help From The Sunshine State

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.
  • Complete and file the FAFSA. Make sure to list Florida Tech's school code: 001469.
  • Consult your high school guidance counselor anytime after November of your senior year to fill out the Florida Financial Aid Form.

Residency Requirements

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 the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and the Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) grant are based on state law and administrative rules. Generally, students whose families have been living in Florida twelve (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 through the state's Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Florida State Scholarships

Bright Futures Academic Scholars

Eligible students receive approximately $6,330 (30 credits x $211/credit hour) per year. Eligible applicants must have a 3.5 high school GPA, a 1330 SAT or 29 ACT composite and 100 hours of community service.

Bright Futures Medallion Scholars

Eligible students receive approximately $4,800 (30 credits x $158/credit hour) per year. Eligible applicants must have a 3.0 high school GPA and a 1210 SAT or 25 ACT composite and 75 hours of community service.

Please consult the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Website because requirements are subject to change.

Florida State Grants

All full-time undergraduate students who meet the Florida residency requirements are eligible to receive this financial assistance from the state.

Effective Access for Student Education (EASE)

All full-time undergraduate students who meet the Florida residency requirements are eligible to receive this financial assistance from the state. The award amount varies from year to year and is based on available state funds; however, the amount awarded for 2022-2023 is $2,000. The state legislature will determine the amount for each academic year.

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

Grants arapproximately $1,000 per year and are based on demonstrated financial need, as determined by the FAFSA application. 

Florida Prepaid College Plan

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. Visit MyFloridaPrepaid.com for complete details.  To find out more about using FPCP at Florida Tech, visit Student Financial Services.

Other state Grant Programs

If you're home state is not Florida, you may still be eligible for state grant assistance. Visit State Financial Aid Programs to find out more information about state grant opportunities from your home state.

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