Financial aid award packages with revised amounts for the 2017-18 Bright Futures Academic Scholar Award have been posted at ONE.UF. The predicted Florida Academic Scholar Award posted for eligible students is $3,491 per term (fall 2017 and spring 2018) and includes 15 hours of 100% tuition (and applicable fees) plus a $300 textbook stipend. The actual amount students receive will be calculated after the Drop/Add period of each semester. Determination of eligibility for Bright Future awards is made by the Florida Department of Education.
UF Student Financial Affairs (SFA) is located in Criser Hall and is open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm (excluding holidays). Students can visit their SFA financial aid adviser with financial aid questions.
The Florida Office for Student Financial Assistance’s Bright Futures website includes the 2017 Legislative Changes and other program information .
The Bright Futures Scholarship Program award amounts for the 2017-18 academic year are as follows:
Florida Academic Scholars
Florida Academic Scholars will receive an award amount equal to 100% of tuition and applicable fees. This includes summer funding. Applicable fees include: activity and service fee, health fee, athletic fee, financial aid fee, capital improvement fee, campus access/transportation fee, technology fee and tuition differential fee.
Florida Academic Scholars will receive an additional amount of $300 per semester (fall and spring only) for textbooks and college-related expenses.
Florida Medallion Scholars (Per Credit Hour)
• 4-Year Institutions ($77)
The additional stipend for Top Scholars shall be $44 per credit hour.