2013-14 Academic Year - Bright Futures Scholarship
Florida Academic Scholar • Florida Medallion Scholar • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholar
Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)
Contact Number: 1-888-827-2004
For easy access to program information, application and award status it is important that students are responsible with regularly checking their account on the Bright Futures Website.
FIU Bright Futures State School Code: 131
Florida Legislative Updates:
2013-2014 New Per Credit Award Amounts:
Community Service for 2011-2012 High School Graduates and thereafter:
Eligible VISA Types for Bright Futures Eligibility
(Be sure Visa is not expired)
Additional Bright Futures Scholarship Information
The initial Bright Future Scholarship award on your Financial Aid Notice (FAN) is an "estimate based on 15 credits of enrollment” and will be adjusted to your actual enrollment after ADD/DROP period each semester.
FALL 2013 BRIGHT FUTURES AWARD CHART
Please review the following chart below as a guide to assist in determining your scholarship award based on your actual enrollment by the number of credits.
**The chart above contains the new BF calculated Award amounts for the 2013-2014 Academic Year**
Cancelling/Partially Accepting BF award:
In order to renew your scholarship for the following academic year, it is necessary that all of the renewal requirements are met at the end of the Spring semester. Please visit the How to be Renewed page for more details.
I. Minimum Earned Hours Required PER TERM for Renewal:
Required to Earn
Full Time students FUNDED for 12+ hours must earn at least 12 credits for that term.
Three Quarter Time
Three-Quarter Time students FUNDED for 9-11 hours must earn at least 9 credits for that term.
Half Time students FUNDED for 6-8 hours must earn at least 6 credits for that term.
II. Minimum Cumulative GPA required (at the end of Spring semester) for Renewal:
III. Dropped Class Repayment Requirement:
*You will receive a notification via your online Financial Aid Recipient History regarding your eligibility or ineligibility status for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
An eligible student who did not receive funding during the previous academic year and would now like to apply for scholarship funding is a reinstating student. For more details on reinstatement, or to apply for reinstatement with the State, please visit the How to be Reinstated page.
One-Time Restoration Opportunity:
A student is a restoration student if he/she did not meet the GPA renewal requirement and/or did not meet the minimum credit hours requirement to renew their Bright Futures. Restoration requirements vary depending on the year that the student graduated from high school. For more detailed information regarding the Restoration Requirements depending on the year that the student graduated, or to apply for the One-Time Restoration opportunity, you may visit the How to be Restored - One-Time Opportunity page.
Additional Bright Futures Scholarship Information:
Important Bright Futures Checklist:
√ Have you accepted your award on my.fiu.edu?
√ If you have accepted your award, have you paid your difference by the payment deadline?
√ If you were not awarded and you are newly admitted to FIU, did you update the school code with the State?
√ Did you request in writing that your summer grades and/or hours be reported to Bright Futures? Did you have a change of grade?
√ Do you need to submit a Bright Futures Scholarship Appeal?
Students who are first-generation college students whose parents or legal guardians have not earned a baccalaureate degrees. This is a need-based State/Institutional scholarship available to undergraduate students, who attend Florida Public state universities, must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Not have a previous bachelor’s degree. You must complete the FAFSA application and self-report as a First Generation student on the FAFSA. Award varies annually.
Academic Merit Assistance
The University's commitment to academic excellence is highlighted through programs which honor students who are recognized as National Merit Finalists, National Achievement Finalists and National Hispanic Scholars. Additional awards for outstanding high school seniors include the Presidential Scholars, Academic Excellence Scholars, Freshman Academic Achievement, International Freshman Awards, Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarships. For detailed information regarding these programs contact the Office of Admission at 305-348-2363 or visit Admissions Scholarships.
Graduate students pursuing a master or doctoral degree may qualify for assistantships, fellowships and other awards offered through individual academic units. To apply, contact the Dean's Office of your college or academic department. To inquire regarding additional graduate information contact the Division of Graduate Studies Office.
External Scholarship Search Engines
Important: Remember that all scholarship information should be available to you free of charge.
The above list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by Florida International University of any of the organizations listed.