Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Must be completed ON or AFTER October 1st of the senior’s graduation year.
- Completing the FAFSA is the first step toward getting federal aid for college, career school or graduate school.
- Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school. In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.
- Apply for federal grants, scholarships and loans during your senior year.
- You should submit your FAFSA by the earliest financial aid deadline of the schools to which you are applying, usually by early February.
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
- Must be completed during the senior year of high school ON or AFTER October 1, but BEFORE your graduation date.
- The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes three lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement.
- Visit the Bright Futures website at the address above to learn about specific eligibility requirements.
- The following link is an online tutorial and visual aid you can review prior to completing your FFAA. Please have your social security number ready before starting this application. If you follow the directions correctly, this application should only take about 20 minutes to complete.
Here is a step by step PDF version of the video above (just in case you like to print things out, like me).
Additional Scholarship Resources
Best Colleges- http://www.bestcolleges.com/