Legislation effective July 1 expands opportunities for Floridaâ€™s Bright Futures Scholarship program.
The legislation enables Florida Medallion Scholars â€“ eligible high school graduates with a 3.0 grade point average â€“ 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.
â€œThis new legislation will create even greater access to higher education for many students,â€? said Edison College District President Kenneth P. Walker. â€œProviding 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 studentsâ€™ lives for the better.â€?
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 Collegeâ€™s financial aid department at 489-9336.