Pay for College
Scholarships. Grants. Loans. Work Study. Florida offers lots of opportunities to pay for college without a mountain of debt. Learn more and make a plan.
Residency for In-State Tuition
Students who are residents of Florida pay significantly lower tuition at state colleges and universities than students from other states. The average annual in-state tuition for a public university in Florida is $6,071 for full-time students. Tuition at state colleges is about two-thirds the amount of tuition at state universities.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to applying for federal and state financial aid. You'll also need to complete a Florida Financial Aid Application. The FAFSA4caster is an online tool offered by the U.S. Department of Education that can help you understand your options for paying for college.
Bright Futures Scholarships
Bright Futures Scholarships are awarded, based primarily on academic achievement, to recent Florida high school graduates who are pursuing an undergraduate degree at a public college or university in the state. Scholarship amounts vary based on GPA, scores on college entrance exams, service hours and other factors.
For additional information, please visit the Bright Futures Scholarship Program page or consult with your counselor.
Other Scholarships and Grants
Learn more about other scholarships and grants.
- Scholarships = Free Money (0:47)
- Students with intellectual disabilities attending Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs (FPCTPs) are eligible for a FPCTP scholarship.