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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.

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, State University System

This website provides information and links to Florida's public and independent colleges and universities.

Florida Department of Education, The Florida College System

This website includes a directory of Florida's community colleges, a community college program search, and workforce development information.