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Bright Futures Renewal Eligibility

Renewal Eligibility

Renewal eligibility is an automatic process that occurs at the end of the spring term for those students who received funding during the previous year. The institution(s) where the student received funding reports the overall cumulative GPA and hours completed for the year to the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) of the Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee. Renewal students must earn the GPA and the required hours indicated below on all college coursework attempted, including high school dual enrollment and out-of-state coursework. The student may request the exclusion of dual enrollment courses completed while attending high school from the GPA, if needed to meet requirements by completing the Bright Futures Re-evaluation Form and sending or faxing it to Jacque Burke, the Bright Futures Coordinator located in the Student Services Department. Students who have withdrawn/dropped classes and owe the College, will not have their Bright Futures Scholarship renewed until payment is received.

Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS)

The GPA requirement for the FAS is 3.0.

Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award (FGS) & Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS)

The GPA requirement for the FMS and the FGS is 2.75.

Renewal Hour Requirements for All Scholarships:

Student Funded (per term)   Required Earned Hours (per term)
12+ credit hours 12
9-11 credit hours 9
6-8 credit hours 6
360+ clock hours 360
270-359 clock hours 270
180-269 clock hours 180

Note:   Students are not required to complete withdrawal hours that have been repaid.

WHAT IF I DID NOT MEET THE SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL CRITERIA DUE TO A VERIFIABLE ILLNESS OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE BEYOND MY CONTROL?

If you do not meet the renewal GPA and /or required hours due to a verifiable illness or other emergency, you may file an APPEALS FORM with the Financial Aid Office. This form must be submitted no later than September 1st of the year you lost your scholarship. The medical or emergency circumstances that affected the semester/s in question must be documented. You should provide as much documentation as possible regarding the illness or emergency to our office when you submit the form.

NOTE: A student may file the scholarship appeal any time after they have received notification from the State or our office indicating they did not meet the renewal requirements.

The appeal must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the meeting date (contact the Student Services office for scheduled meeting dates).  The scholarship committee meets every month to review appeals. You will be notified by mail of the decision of the committee.  OSFA has the right to reject an approval decision by the IRSC Appeals Committee.  APPEALS FORM.

Grade Change or Classes Transferred

Students should contact the Bright Futures Coordinator in the Student Services department to have updated grades reported due to grade changes and/or classes transferred. Grade changes should be reported no later than September 25th of the year you lose your scholarship.

Summer Grades and Hours

SUMMER GRADES AND HOURS earned after spring evaluation may be used, if necessary, to meet the scholarship renewal requirements.  Contact the Bright Futures Coordinator in the Student Services department to have the updated information reported (if the required criteria are met).


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