FAFSA/ Florida Financial Aid In order to apply for Florida Financial Aid, you must first complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA). The FFAA becomes available every December 1st, but must be completed before graduating from high school. It is important to:
Check application deadlines. Each grant or scholarship deadline may vary.
View the Web site often to track the status of your application.
Remember to also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Most federal financial aid programs and some of Florida’s financial aid programs require students to complete this federal application.
For help or more information, please read the following steps:
Click on “Apply Here” and under “STUDENTS” select the best option that fits you. For example, if this is your first time applying for Florida Financial Aid, select “Initial State Student Application.”
Do you have questions concerning state grants and scholarships? Contact OSFA’s Customer Service staff by calling toll-free at 1-888-827-2004. The FAFSA application opens up on January 1st, and the earlier it is filled out the better. Please find an attachment below of a step-by-step guide to fill out the FAFSA. If you have any questions, please go see Mr. Gutierrez in room 135. Please see the following attachment for a more explicit description of the process. Scholarship Are you looking for “free money” to help pay for college? Grants and scholarships are a form of gift aid – gifts of money to pay for college that you don’t have to repay. Money is out there, but you must seek it! Not sure where to start? It is never too early to begin searching for scholarships and grants. Contact the following sources to request scholarship and grant information and deadlines: State Agencies
College Financial Aid Office
College Foundation Office
College Department (for your major)
Employers (Student’s and Parents’)
High School Guidance Counselor’s Office
Professional Associations or Organizations (related to your field of interest)
Avoid Scholarship Scams! Be aware of scholarship scams.
Remember: You should not have to pay to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
“Guaranteed scholarships” do not exist.
You should not have to pay money to get money.
For more information about scholarship scams or to report a scam, contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by visiting www.ftc.gov or calling toll-free at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-3824357) or TTY 1-866-653-4261. Bright Futures
Bright Future is a merit based government aid.
There are certain academic and philanthropic requirement to obtain the aid.
For more information, please visit http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/home/uamain.htm