College Answer has interactive tools that enable you to analyze the affordability of schools, compare financial aid award letters, and search for scholarships.
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® is the financial aid application service of the College Board. Some universities, graduate and professional schools, and scholarship programs use the information collected on the PROFILE to determine eligibility for nonfederal student aid funds. Click here to see the list of participating institutions and programs.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
The FAFSA form must be completed between January and March of the student's Senior year in order to qualify for need based grants (free money) and loans. Click here to visit a FAFSA website offering tips on completing the FAFSA.
Use the FAFSA4caster to get a sense of what college will cost. The Department of Education offers this online tool that estimates eligibility for a Pell grant and the amount of the Expected Family Contribution (how much a family is deemed able to pay).
Florida Bright Futures
This Florida Lottery-funded scholarship rewards students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding for them to pursue postsecondary educational and career goals in Florida. Seniors will complete the application for Bright Futures in their advising groups under the guidance of Ms. Wall and Ms. Nelan beginning January of the student's Senior year.
FL Bright Futures Requirements [Per FL Legislature 2011, 2012, and 2013 Sessions]
| Scholarship||SAT (CR+M) or ACT||State weighted GPA||Service hours, grades 9 - 12||Award Amount, four-year institution|
|FL Academic (FAS)||1290 or 29||3.5||100||$103/credit hour|
|FL Medallion (FMS)||1170 or 26||3.0||75||$77/credit hour|
Download the Service Report Form.
To learn more about the amount of these scholarship awards, legislative updates, and to read about academic requirements for students to keep the scholarship in college, please visit the website.
US Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center
College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.