Free Tuition For Bright Futures Medallion Scholars

Jul 12, 2006

Legislation effective July 1 expands opportunities for Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship program.

The legislation enables Florida Medallion Scholars – eligible high school graduates with a 3.0 grade point average – to receive free tuition and fees if they attend a Florida public community college and enroll in courses toward an associate degree. This represents an increase over the 75-percent reimbursement policy in years past. The legislation benefits both current and new Medallion scholars.

“This new legislation will create even greater access to higher education for many students,� said Edison College District President Kenneth P. Walker. “Providing the Medallion scholars a quality community college education without having to worry about the cost of tuition and fees is a tremendous opportunity that will truly change students’ lives for the better.�

The new legislation will remove all financial barriers for medallion scholarship students to go to any community college in the state. These students could then transfer to a state university and finish their final two years using the 75-percent Bright Futures scholarship.

More information on Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program can be found online at www.firn.edu/doe/brfutures, or by calling toll-free at 1-888-827-2004, or by contacting Edison College’s financial aid department at 489-9336.