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State Programs

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Florida Student Assistance Grant Program [FSAG]

A state-funded program for permanent Florida residents who have lived in the state of Florida for at least one year, who demonstrate financial need, and who are actively pursuing a degree. Florida residents should be sure to request release of their data to the Florida Department of Education by completing the releases/certification section on the FAFSA

Failure to Meet the Minimum Renewal GPA

  • If a student does not meet the minimum institutional cumulative GPA, a probationary award may be granted. 
  • To be eligible for renewal the following year after probation, the student must have earned the required credits and an institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

Failure to Meet the Minimum Renewal Credit Hours

  • A student who does not meet the annual minimum number of credit hours required for renewal may not receive funding the following academic year. 
  • To be eligible for funding in a subsequent year, the student must apply for restoration and meet the general eligibility requirements for restoration and have earned an institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

William Boyd IV Florida Resident Access Grant [FRAG]

A state-funded program for permanent Florida residents who have lived in-state at least one year and who are pursuing a degree at an eligible nonprofit private university in Florida. The amount varies from year to year, depending upon the state funding allocation. Typically the grant amount ranges from $2200 to $3000 per year. Ringling College requests that students file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so we can determine whether the student qualifies for other financial aid. The Florida State Department of Education does not require students to file a FAFSA to qualify for FRAG or Bright Futures. To qualify, complete the Florida Residency Statement available on our website at Printable Forms

Failure to Meet the Minimum Renewal GPA

  • If a student does not meet the minimum institutional cumulative GPA, a probationary award may be granted. 
  • To be eligible for renewal the following year after probation, the student must have earned the required credits and institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

Failure to Meet the Minimum Renewal Credit Hours

  • A student who does not meet the annual minimum of 12 hours per semester (or equivalent) requirement for renewal (for one or both semesters), may not receive funding the following academic year. 
  • To be eligible for funding in a subsequent year, the student must apply for restoration and meet the general eligibility requirements for restoration and have earned an institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Florida Bright Futures Program

This is a Florida Lottery-Funded scholarship rewarding students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding for them to pursue postsecondary educational and career goals in Florida. For comprehensive information regarding Bright Futures amounts, GPA and/or minimum renewal hour information please review the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Fact Sheet.  

Florida Prepaid College Plan

This program allows parents in the state of Florida to begin paying for college before their children enroll. The program is a 529 investment plan managed by the Florida Prepaid College Board. If you are unsure if you have contributed to the plan or if you are unsure of to which plan you have contributed, [Tuition, Dormitory, and or fees] please visit Florida Prepaid College Plan.

Vocational Rehabilitation

A state program available to students with disabilities. Eligible students should contact their local Vocational Rehabilitation Office.