Talented Twenty Program
Board of Governors (BOG) Regulation 6.002(6)(c), FAC
This is not a scholarship or grant program, but rather an opportunity for students in the top twenty percent of their
high school graduation class to receive priority consideration for state universities admissions and need-based financial aid.
The Talented Twenty Program is part of the Governor's Equity in Education Plan. The purpose is to guarantee state university admission to students who succeed in their respective K-12
public schools, and to encourage students to strive for better grades and pursue rigorous academic
courses. Students eligible for the Talented Twenty program are guaranteed admission, within space
and fiscal limitations, to one of the eleven state universities. Please note that while eligible students
are guaranteed admission at one of the 11 state universities, they are not guaranteed admission to the
university of their choice. These students are considered a priority for the awarding of funds from
the Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG), a need-based grant. Talented Twenty students must meet FSAG
eligibility requirements in order to be eligible for priority funding.
A studentís school district will notify each student designated as a
Talented Twenty student.
In order to qualify for the Talented Twenty Program, the student will:
- Be enrolled in a Florida public high school and graduate with a standard
- Be ranked in the top 20% of the class after the posting of seventh semester
- Submit test scores from the Scholastic Reasoning Test of the College Board or from
the ACT of the American College Testing program prior to enrollment to a university
in the State University System.
- Complete all eighteen core course requirements for state university admission,
(BOG Regulation 6.002(6)(c), FAC).
Application for State Universities
High school counselors are prepared to assist students with the application process
for state university admissions. To be considered for the FSAG program, a student
must file the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in time to be completed error free and meet the
application deadline established by the institution the student plans to attend. The FAFSA
is available online at
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ and uses parent and student income
information in a formula developed by the United States Congress to calculate the
financial contribution families are expected to make toward a studentís postsecondary
education. The postsecondary institution uses this figure to determine a studentís
eligibility for participation in the FSAG program.
Initial and renewal eligibility information regarding the
Florida Student Assistance Grant Program
is available on the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website at
For further information visit the Talented 20 website at
contact the financial aid offices at state universities, or contact the Florida Department of Education,
Office of Student Financial Assistance, State Scholarship and Grant Programs,
325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400. Contact OSFA toll-free at 1-888-827-2004.
The website www.FLVC.org
provides state university contact information as well as additional
information regarding the Talented Twenty Program.