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Make college affordable

It's all within your reach. FloridaShines gives you everything under the sun to help pay for college.

Paying for college is one of the toughest obstacles many students face. Regardless of where you are in your journey - high school, first time in college, or returning to college - successfully financing your education takes planning, discipline, and a lot of hard work. We can help with information and resources to keep college costs in check and make your college experience more affordable.

Save Money, Reduce Costs, and Earn your Degree Faster

Obviously, one of the best ways to keep college affordable is to look for opportunities to save money and reduce costs.

Find Funding and Manage Debt

Many students must look for funding to help pay their college expenses and there are several types of funding available. But there are many rules around funding and if you are not aware of them, it can become a financial headache. For example, some types of funding must be paid back, some do not have to be. Some require that you take a certain number of credit hours every semester or maintain a certain GPA. Some require that you do not drop any courses after you have enrolled. If you need financial support,  we have information to help you find funding and manage those funds to avoid a financial disaster down the road.