Summer 2018 Bright Futures Awards for Florida Academic Scholars

  • Current Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (BFFAS) are eligible to receive funding in summer 2018. The BFFAS award pays 100% of applicable tuition and fees. The summer award amount does not include the $300 college-related expenses stipend.
  • UF students do not need to notify the Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) if they plan to attend classes in summer 2018 and only receive BFFAS. As long as eligible recipients are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at the end of the drop/add period for summer, the BFFAS award will be calculated and disbursed.
  • In order for BFFAS to receive Bright Futures awards as a transient student, students must be enrolled at least halftime in any eligible State of Florida university or college.
  • Transient students are required to provide additional documentation (such as a completed transient form from FloridaShines). http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/types-of-aid/bright-futures/florida-bright-futures-program-details/Additional details about Bright Futures for transient students.
  • If UF is your home institution and the BFFAS student attends another eligible State of Florida institution in the summer, the student should check with that institution to see if they quality for a Bright Futures tuition and fee deferment. If not, the student should be prepared to pay tuition and fees until their Bright Futures award disburses.
  • Summer Bright Futures awards have only been approved for Florida Academic Scholars for the 2017-18 year. 2017-18 Florida Medallion Scholars will not receive funding for Summer 2018.
  • Students admitted for the 2018-19 academic year are¬†eligible for Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars funding in summer 2018 if they were admitted for the summer 2018 and are degree-seeking. Students who were admitted for fall 2018 are not degree-seeking until that term begins and cannot receive Bright Futures awards prior to fall 2018.