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Bright Futures Frequently Asked Questions

Web site Topics/Questions
New Applicants
How and when do I apply for a Bright Futures Scholarship?
What are the academic requirements?
How is other documentation, such as a student's "high school transcript" and "test scores," received by the Florida Department of Education for a Bright Futures evaluation?
Why apply if I do not plan to attend a Florida postsecondary institution?
How and when will I be notified of my award?
All Students
What is the award amount at a public postsecondary institution?
What is the award amount at private postsecondary institutions?
What are the requirements to receive my Bright Futures funding?
How are Bright Futures funds disbursed to me?
Can I receive funding in the summer?
How long can I use my Bright Futures Scholarship?
At which postsecondary institutions can I use my Bright Futures Scholarship?
How can I check on the status of my award?
How does the Florida Prepaid College Program work in coordination with Bright Futures?
Can I skip one term during the academic year and still get Bright Futures?
During my senior year in college, can I take fewer than six credit hours my last term enrolled?
Returning Students
What GPA and hour requirements must I maintain to keep my award?
If I am initially awarded a Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award, can I renew as a Florida Medallion Scholar?
If my GPA falls below the minimum required for scholarship renewal, how can I restore my Bright Futures award?
If my hours requirement falls below the minimum required for scholarship renewal, can I restore my Bright Futures award?
If I have not used my Bright Futures Scholarship within the last year, how do I reinstate it?
How do I transfer my scholarship between postsecondary institutions?
How do I pay for Bright Futures funded classes dropped or withdrawn?
What happens when I repay the cost of dropped/withdrawn hours?
Is there a time limit for me to repay the cost of dropped/withdrawn hours?
Will my Bright Futures award fund graduate level classes?
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