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Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance State Scholarship and Grant Programs. State University System of Florida Admissions Tour September 2007 presented by Barbara Dombrowski – September 5-7 JoAnn McGonagill – September 10-14. 2007 Legislative Updates

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Florida Department of EducationOffice of Student Financial Assistance State Scholarship and Grant Programs

State University System of Florida Admissions TourSeptember 2007

presented by

Barbara Dombrowski – September 5-7

JoAnn McGonagill – September 10-14

agenda
2007 Legislative Updates

The Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) and Processes

Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Eligibility Lists

Agenda
legislative update
2007-08 State Programs Appropriation - $667.6M

Program funding at 10% overall increase

New Programs:

Public Career Centers

Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant

Florida Work Experience Program First Generation Matching Grant at Community Colleges

Children/Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans Scholarships expands POW/MIA eligibility

Legislative Update
legislative update1
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program- $380.4M

- No summer funds available 2007

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) - $130.4M

- Need based

- Maximum award increased to $1,808

Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) - $102.6M

- Tuition assistance at non-public 4-year schools

- Annual award $3,000

LegislativeUpdate
legislative update continued new state program
Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant (FSAG-CE)

Need based grant to students enrolled:

In a public career center operated by a district school board or a community college

In certificate programs of at least 450 clock hours or 15 credit hours

At least half-time

Maximum award $1,808

Legislative Update, continuedNew State Program
legislative update continued expanded state program
Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP)

Need-based grant to students enrolled:

In a public career center operated by a district school board, a community college, or a Department approved Educator Preparation Program

In certificate programs of at least 450 clock hours or 15 credit hours

At least half-time

Legislative Update, continuedExpanded State Program
legislative update continued new state program1
First Generation Matching Grant Program

Expands from state universities, need-based grant program eligibility for students attending a community college.

Student eligibility:

Parents have not earned a baccalaureate degree

Undergraduate, resident, full-time status

Need determination

Award amount up to the Cost of Attendance

Legislative Update, continuedNew State Program
legislative update continued expanded state program1
Scholarships for Children/Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

Extends eligibility to children of eligible deceased or disabled veterans who are classified as POW or MIA, regardless of conflict

Legislative Update, continuedExpanded State Program
florida financial aid application ffaa for state scholarship grant programs
Merit-based

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program (federal funds)

Need-based (requires FAFSA)

Florida Student Assistance Grant

Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Program

Rosewood Family Scholarship Program

Mary McCloud Bethune Scholarship Program

Florida Work Experience Program

First Generation Matching Grant Program

Special Interest

Children/Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

Ethics in Business Scholarship

Florida Resident Assistance Grant

Access to Better Learning & Education Grant

Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) for State Scholarship & Grant Programs
high school seniors apply
Visit www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org to:

Apply for State Scholarship and Grant Programs

Receive User ID and PIN in acknowledgement letter

User ID and PIN needed to follow application progress

Update demographics

View certification page

View award status

Apply for federal aid programs via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

High School Seniors Apply
high school personnel responsibilities
Visit www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org to:

High school principals or designees nominate a student for the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

Access important memorandums and the SSFAD Guide for High School Personnel

BF Application Processes

Private HS Access the online transcript entry

Public and private access evaluation system

Access the Comprehensive Course Table

High School Personnel Responsibilities
bright futures scholarship program application processes
FFAA deadline

BF application deadline is high school graduation

Academic year is September 1 – August 31

All current year seniors graduated by August 31

FFAA closes on August 31to BF applicants:

No “Bright Futures” on FFAA results page

No request from OSFA for transcript

No move of transcript to production

Bright Futures Scholarship Program Application Processes
bright futures scholarship program
Early Admission Students

Senior year – student is full-time admitted to a postsecondary early admission program

Student submits FFAA at end of junior year

HS submits transcript at end of junior year to same year as seniors

All BF academic criteria met except coursework

Cannot improve award during senior year

Can get BF funding based on hours enrolled, if degree-seeking

Bright Futures Scholarship Program
bright futures foreign language dual enrollment courses
Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS) now identifies .5 and 1.0 credit foreign language courses by number

on Comprehensive Course Table (CCT)

No longer necessary to use the foreign language waiver for dual enrollment courses

Still use foreign language waiver for:

1.0 credit Intermediate level course completed

Appropriate CLEP or AP exam scores achieved

Bright Futures - Foreign Language Dual Enrollment Courses
bright futures science dual enrollment courses
Comprehensive Course Table (CCT) reflects 8/2007 Dual Enrollment Equivalency List (found at www.FACTS.org) for 2008 graduates

Beginning with 2005-06 year – all dual enrollment science courses earn:

1.0 credit with corresponding lab

.5 credit without corresponding lab

Corresponding lab is now a lab with matched prefix:

BSC1010 and BSCL045 = 1.0

Not BSC1010 and CHML046 = .5

Check CCT when advising students for any dual enrollment courses

Bright Futures - Science Dual Enrollment Courses
eligibility lists
OSFA displays for Postsecondary Institutions

Master Eligibility List of all eligible Bright Futures, CSDDV, Byrd, José Martí, & Rosewood students

New federal grants

Eligibility Lists
federal academic competitiveness grant acg
First and second year college students

Pell grant recipients = Need-based Program

Enrolled at a 2- or 4-year institution

Degree-seeking, Full-time

U.S. Citizens, (Eligible non-citizens NOT eligible)

Florida Approved High School rigorous curriculum (does not require minimum GPA or test scores)

FAS or FMS coursework, or

Coursework similar to State Scholars Initiative (SSSI), or

Two AP or IB passing courses with passing exam grades

Eligible and Ineligible ACG files provided to Florida colleges

ACG Award Amounts:

1st year: $ 750

2nd year: $1,300

Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
federal smart grant
Third and fourth year college students

Degree-seeking in designated program of study

Computer Science, Engineering, Foreign Language, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Multidisciplinary Studies, Physical Sciences, Technology

Pell Grant recipients = Need based Program

Enrolled full-time at a 2- or 4-year institution

U.S. Citizens (Eligible non-citizens NOT eligible)

Awards determined at the student’s postsecondary institution

Award Amounts

3rd year - $4,000

4th year - $4,000

Federal SMART Grant
we thank our partners contact us with questions
SecurityContact

Neil Walter – SSFAD Database Security Specialist

Phone: (850) 245-1915 (or toll-free)

E-mail: neil.walter@fldoe.org

Bright Futures High School Specialists

Jacque Hunt – Public Schools

Phone: (850) 410-5199 (or toll-free)

E-mail: Jacque.Hunt@fldoe.org

Beverly Lahtinen – Private Schools

Phone: (850) 254-1898 (or toll-free)

E-mail: Beverly.Lahtinen@fldoe.org

State Program Questions - Byrd, Jose Marti Certifications and others

Call toll-free 1-888-827-2004, option #2

We Thank our Partners – Contact Us with Questions