Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Financial aid includes all types of money, loans, and work-study programs offered to a student to help pay college tuition costs and living expenses.
Before each year of college, apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. Your college uses your FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility. Many states and colleges use FAFSA data to award their own aid. After submission, you’ll receive your Student Aid Report.
Students should complete the FAFSA form (see link below) after October 1 of their senior year in high school.
You can create your FSA ID (student & parent) any time before or after October 1.
Click on the Link below for a step-by-step video on how to create your FSA ID:
FAFSA Opens October 1!
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House Bill No. 461
An act relating to the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program student service requirements; amending ss. 1009.534, 1009.535, and 1009.536, F.S.; authorizing a student’s service requirements for an award under the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program to be paid rather than volunteer; authorizing, rather than requiring, a student to identify a specified interest or develop a plan for his or her service requirements under the program; conforming provisions to changes by the act; providing an effective date.
The student must complete a program of volunteer service or, paid work, as approved by the district school board, the administrators of a nonpublic school, or the Department of Education for home education program students, which must include 100 hours of volunteer service or paid work. The student may must identify a social or civic issue or a professional area that interests him or her and, develop a plan for his or her personal involvement in addressing the issue or learning about the area. The student must, and, through papers or other presentations, evaluate and reflect upon his or her volunteer service or paid work experience. Such volunteer service or paid work may include, but is not limited to, a business or governmental internship, work for a nonprofit community service organization, or activities on behalf of a candidate for public office. The hours of volunteer service or paid work must be documented in writing, and the document must be signed by the student, the student’s parent or guardian, and a representative of the organization for which the student performed the volunteer service or paid work.