Changes in Florida State Aid

Changes in Florida State Aid


The 2011 Florida Legislative Session ended May 6, 2011, and passed bills that affect state-funded financial aid programs. Here is a summary of the main changes impacting Rollins students for the 2011-2012 academic year:

  1. Florida Academic Scholars Bright Futures Award will now be awarded at $101 per credit hour.
  2. Florida Medallion Scholars Bright Futures Award will now be awarded at $76 per credit hour.
  3. Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) will be $2,149.
  4. All students who receive one or more of the above awards need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a new requirement.

Award letters have been revised and email notifications sent to those impacted. In addition, the Office of Financial Aid will contact students who have not filed the FAFSA.