Florida Polytechnic University students are approved to use Florida Bright Futures Scholarships (Florida Academic Scholars and Medallion Scholars), as well as other forms of state scholarships and grants. The Office of Financial Aid at Florida Poly will be your point of contact for any questions and concerns about your awards.
Here’s what you need to do to ensure your Bright Futures Scholarship can be used at Florida Poly:
- We are requesting that ALL students using their Bright Futures Scholarship in the upcoming school year return to their Bright Futures application and add Florida Polytechnic University as their school of choice for sending scholarship funds. Until you have chosen Florida Polytechnic University as your primary school, we will be unable to receive your scholarship funds.
- The application also will ask you to designate to which “terms” the funds should be allocated. You will need to choose “Term 1” and “Term 2.”
As a Bright Futures recipient, students are responsible for understanding the regulations, policies and procedures that govern their scholarship dollars. Below are several Bright Futures terms students must follow to use their awards:
- Students must maintain a minimum GPA in order to be considered for renewal in the following academic year: 3.0 for Florida Academic Scholars; 2.75 for Medallion Scholars.
- Students must complete the minimum amount of credit hours required by the Florida Department of Education
- Students are required to repay the University for any award hours for courses that have been dropped or withdrawn. Florida Poly will not award any future Bright Futures awards to the student until these funds have been paid back to Florida Poly.
- Students must be attending at least half-time (6-8 credit hours) to be eligible for their Bright Futures award.
Please be aware that, as of 2012-2013, Florida Gold Seal Scholarship recipients are only eligible to receive the Gold Seal funding at a vocational or technical Institution. Florida Poly is unable to award Gold Seal for our students, as we are not categorized as a vocational or technical institution.
For more information on your Bright Futures award, or on our prospective students, please review the State of Florida’s Office of Student Financial Assistance page.