Academic & Student Affairs

Financial Aid

Paying for College/Financial Aid

All students seeking financial aid should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). This 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. Students may also be eligible for fee waivers and fee exemptions per Florida statute.

Florida Statutes

  • 1009.25 - Fee exemptions
  • 1009.26 - Fee waivers
  • 1009.40 - General requirements for student eligibility for state financial aid awards and tuition assistance grants
  • 1009.41 - State financial aid; students with a disability
  • 1009.50 - Florida Public Student Assistance Grant Program; eligibility for grants
  • 1009.505 - Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant Program
  • 1009.53 - Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
  • 1009.531 - Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program; student eligibility requirements for initial awards
  • 1009.532 - Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program; student eligibility requirements for renewal awards
  • 1009.77 - Florida Work Experience Program

State Board of Education Rule

  • 6A-20.003 - Florida Residency as a Requirement for the Receipt of State Student Aid

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