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Florida - Florida College System

The Florida College System is the primary access point to higher education for Floridians, including recent high school graduates and returning adult students. The mission of the Florida College System is to provide access to high-quality, affordable academic and career education programs that maximize student learning and success, develop a globally competitive workforce, and respond rapidly to diverse state and community needs.

All students seeking financial aid should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). The form is used to determine eligibility for most forms of federal, state, and local aid. Students should contact their college’s financial aid office to determine that the FAFSA form has been received and what other aid they may be eligible to obtain. The Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance can also assist students in attaining information and applying for state financial aid. Students should visit to learn about federal financial aid programs.

Here are some of the financial aid opportunities available for Florida students:

Types of Aid Available



Florida Student Assistance Grant and Scholarship Program

For more information on the following Grants and Scholarship opportunities, please visit the following website:

  • Access to Better Learning and Education Grant
  • Benacquisto Scholarship Program (FAQ)
  • Bright Futures Scholarship*
  • Effective Access to Student Education
  • First Generation Matching Grant
  • Florida Farmworker Student Scholarship*
  • Florida Student Assistance Grant (Career Education)
  • Florida Work Experience Program
  • Honorably Discharged Graduate Assistance Program
  • José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant*
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship
  • Minority Teacher Education Scholarship
  • Rosewood Family Scholarship*
  • Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans* (Award Amounts)

Private Scholarships

Private scholarships provide funding for students who meet the requirements specified by the donor organization. Local organizations or businesses may offer scholarships to students who plan to study at a regional college or plan to pursue a degree in a particular field of study.

Check with your High School Guidance Counselor office for details about local and regional scholarships.


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