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Unread 05-08-2007, 11:49 AM
 
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Question Free College

My mom just told me that college is free in Florida. Does anyone know if that is true? I find that very hard to believe. Not that my mom would lie I just think maybe she heard wrong?
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Unread 05-08-2007, 11:51 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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She probably misunderstood something. It isn't free in Florida.
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Unread 05-08-2007, 11:55 AM
 
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Yes, I figured so. I am going to ask her where she heard that.
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Unread 05-08-2007, 11:56 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Maybe she was thinking of the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. (broken link)
Our younger kid will be taking advantage of the Medallion scholarship.
You have to be a resident of Florida, and while there is scholarship money for private colleges and universities, most of the big bucks go to state schools.
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Unread 05-08-2007, 12:49 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Thats a great link cil
Both my niece and nephew went to FL State through this program
karla
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Unread 05-08-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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She may be thinking that the state universities are much cheaper here in FL then elsewhere?
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Unread 05-08-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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Maybe she was thinking of the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. (broken link)
Our younger kid will be taking advantage of the Medallion scholarship.
You have to be a resident of Florida, and while there is scholarship money for private colleges and universities, most of the big bucks go to state schools.
Maybe that s what she was thinking about. Thank you for the link
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Unread 11-21-2007, 12:47 PM
 
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Smile Not necessarily

I would direct you to Bright Futures website Bright Futures Scholarships

There are 100% scholarships available to Florida students if they meet certain GPA requirements. Very good opportunity for Florida students
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Unread 11-21-2007, 01:05 PM
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IThere are 100% scholarships available to Florida students if they meet certain GPA requirements. Very good opportunity for Florida students
In a nutshell, how's it work? What are the thresholds and qualifications?
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Unread 11-21-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach - Flamingo Park
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Here's a link to the Bright Futures brochure. Eligibility has changed since I took advantage of Bright Futures (since they've revamped SAT scoring):

https://www.floridastudentfinanciala...f_brochure.pdf

Bright futures was great. 100% of my tuition paid (and a book allowance too, I believe) really helped me out during college!

The second level of bright futures is 75% tuition. If you're college bound, Bright futures can make college SEEM "free" or "close to free" because it's not that hard to at least get the 75%. BUT, you have to be a Florida resident to take advantage of it.
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