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Financial Assistance for College

The Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance
Information on possible sources of financial assistance, such as the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) Program, and other resources.

Florida Prepaid College Board
Children grow every day, and the cost of college is growing even faster. That's why the State of Florida now has two affordable 529 college plans with more options and flexibility to fit your family's growing needs.

Scholarships for Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans or Children of Servicemen Classified as Prisoners of War or Missing in Action
The State of Florida provides scholarships for dependent children of Florida veterans or servicemen who died from service-connected diseases or disabilities or have been verified by the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs as having service-connected 100% total and permanent disabilities. The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs will certify the official status of the veteran or serviceman.

In-State Tuition
Florida law specifies that active duty members of the Armed Services residing or stationed in Florida, their spouses, and dependent children, and active members of the Florida National Guard who qualify for the tuition assistance program, are considered residents for tuition purposes. Furthermore, active duty members of the Armed Services and their spouses attending a public community college or state university within 50 miles of the military establishment where they are stationed, if such military establishment is within a county contiguous to Florida are also considered residences for tuition purposes. Also, a person shall not lose his or her resident status for tuition purposes solely by reason of serving, or, if such person is a dependent child, by reason of his or her parent's or parents' serving, in the Armed Forces outside this state.

Florida Department of Education, Division of Colleges and Universities
This web site provides information and links to Florida's public and independent colleges and universities.

Florida Department of Education, Florida Community Colleges and Workforce Development
Click here for a directory of Florida's community colleges, a community college program search, and workforce development information.