Governor Scott has signed Senate Bill 4 into law, which impacts some of our state programs, especially Bright Futures and Benacquisto beginning 2018-19, as follows:
- Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) will continue to receive 100% of tuition and applicable fees plus a $300 educational expense stipend in Fall and Spring.
- Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) will receive 75% of tuition and applicable fees in Fall and Spring. They will not receive the $300 educational expense stipend.
- Both FAS and FMS recipients will be eligible to receive their awards during Summer 2019. Neither level will receive the $300 stipend for summer.
- Benacqustio will become available to non-Florida residents who are National Merit finalists and choose UF as their #1 school. This change takes effect in Fall 2018.
Additional information will be available as Student Financial Affairs receives guidance from the Florida Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA).
Student Financial Affairs is preparing financial aid award notices with these changes. 2018-19 Financial Aid Awards will be posted on ONE.UF when available.
Information on Summer 2018 Bright Futures Awards is available http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/news/summer-2018-bffas/here.