Bright Futures

Bright Futures & Florida Financial Aid Application

Students may apply for state-funded scholarships and grants by submitting the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA). Before accessing this application, students should review the Student Handbook, which includes the Bright Futures Student Handbook and the Application Essentials. The materials available within this handbook provide detailed information about state-funded programs and help with the application submission process.

For more information and the application visit http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/.

Additional Resources

BF Eligibility Chart

Florida Shines

Florida Shines is a website where high school students can log in and check their Bright Futures Status and GPA. For students to check their Bright Futures GPA and status, they should:

1. Go to www.floridashines.org

2. Go to the "Go to College" section

3. Go to "Pay For College"

4. Scroll down to "Bright Futures Scholarship (Check Now)"

Note: the Student Log-In is the student’s Social Security number with an X at the end (i.e. 555555555X). If that does not work, then try you Student ID.