Financial Aid – Information and Websites

Understanding the process of financial aid and scholarships can be overwhelming, to say the least.
Check out this amazing resource to help you understand the financial aid process:

College Cost Calculator:

What is financial aid? How do I get it?
Financial aid is defined as all money that is used toward college costs.  In order of most likely to least likely awards:
1. Institutional Aid – Awarded directly from the college or university based on strong academics and/or financial need
2. Federal Generally based on need in the form of grants, loans, and work study
Federal Financial Aid Forecaster –
United States Department of Education: Student Aid on the Web:  
3.  State Aid – State of FL Scholarships and Grants (INCLUDING Bright Futures):
4.  Private Scholarships – ongoing with variety of eligibility requirements, deadlines, etc.  See the  Scholarships tab above for some links to scholarship search websites.