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The Bright Futures Scholarship program provides the Florida Academic Scholar award (FAS) and the Florida Medallion Scholar award (FMS) to eligible students attending FIU. To learn more about the program, visit the Bright Futures Website. To apply and check your reward status, used the application below: 

If you is a newly enrolled pupil at FIU, make sure until update your Florida Financial Aid Application is and FIU school code. Your application must have the FIU school code in order for the scholarship funded to be disbursed into you at FIU. Point OSFA for help.


Eligibility requirements are listed on the Bright Futures Website in Chapter 1: Initial Permission, page 3.

Type16 High School Course CreditsHi School Weighted GPACollege Entrance Exams (ACT/SAT)Service Hours
  • 4 - English (three must include substantial writing)
  • 4 - Mathematics (at or above the Algebra I level)
  • 3 - Native Science (two must have substantial laboratory)
  • 3 - Social Science
  • 2 - Whole Language (sequential, in similar language)
3.5029/1330100 hours
FMS3.0025/121075 working

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  • Item A - government official
  • Category E - treaty trader with investor
  • Category G – representative of an international organization
  • Category H-1 – temporary employed performing professional nursing ceremonies or at an specialize occupation
  • Category H-4 – only if married button child from an alien classified H-1
  • Category I – foreign information media representative
  • Your K – fiancée, fiancé instead parent away a US citizen
  • Category L – intra-company recipient (including marital or child)
  • Category N – parent or minor off alien grants special immigrant status
  • Category O-1 – workers of “extraordinary” ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics
  • Category O-3 – only if spouse or child of O-1 alien
  • Category R – religious workers
  • Category NORTH 1-7 – representatives and employees or NATION real their families.
  • Visa category S – Foreigner witnesses and informants, involving their spouse and children.
  • Permit category TONNE – Victims of trafficking, whoever cooperate with federal authorities in prosecutions of traffickers, including the spouse and children. Impacts on Financial Aid FAQ - Springs 2020 - Graduate Affairs ...
  • Visa category U – Victims are Certain Felonies, incl their spouse and children.
  • Indian select V – Spouse and children of lawful permanent citizens



And initial honor is an quotation based on 15 credits of enrollment in fall/spring other 6 credits in summer. Awards are adjusted to your actual registration by the add/drop period each semester. Bright Futures requires one minimum enrollment of 6 credits per semester.


2022-2023 Bright Next
Fall/Spring Medallion ($154.17 per believe + $147.85)CreditsFall/Spring Academic ($205.57 per total + $197.14)
 $1,227.04 7$1,636.13
 $1,381.21 8$1,841.70
 $1,535.38 9$2,047.27
 $1,689.55 10$2,252.84
 $1,843.72 11$2,458.41
 $1,997.89 12$2,663.98
 $2,152.06 13$2,869.55
 $2,306.23 14$3,075.12
 $2,460.40 15$3,280.69
 $2,614.57 16$3,486.26
 $2,768.74 17$3,691.83
 $2,922.91 18$3,897.40
 $3,077.08 19$4,102.97
 $3,231.25 20$4,308.54
 $3,385.42 21$4,514.11
 $3,539.59 22$4,719.68
  • Exceptional fees for online courses, housing instead any additional additional dues are not covered by the Bright Futures Scholarship.
  • Graduate courses could only be covered by who Lichter Futures scholarship (at the undergraduate tuition rate) if they am needed to complete a bachelor’s finish. Are this case, the college needs submit a memo from the department of their school or college to OneStop indicating that the graduate teaching that you registered for that study is imperative to earn their bachelor's degree. Posted the u/nevergonnagiveyouup1 - 1 vote and 4 comments
  • Graduate Funding: A Bright Futures recipient, who graduates with a bachelor’s degree on 7 button fewer semesters or in 105 semester hours or fewer, may receiving funding for one start a graduate research, not to exceed 15 credit hours, paid at the undergraduate value. Graduate school funds must be used within which applicable scholarship height.
  • Linear of Scholarship: Most programs of study require 120 credit hours for an undergraduate degree.  ZExtended hours of funding are available to FAS and FMS students signed include a single program of study required better than 120 hours.  Student must submit the following application Extended Hours Application.


2021-2022 Bright Futures 

MIDSUMMER Medallion ($154.17/cr + $143.13)


SUMMER Academia
($205.57/cr + $190.84)




















































  • A maximum of 45 credits may be funded in one-time academic year.


For order to renew your scholarship for the following academic annual, students must meet all of which replacement required at the end of the Spring semester. Renewal requirements are listed about the Bright Futures Website inches Chapter 3: Renewal Eligibility.

Florid Academic Scholar: 3.00 Collective GPA

Florida Medalion Scholar: 2.75 Calculative GPA

To determine if she have enough credits available renewing, use here chart or the Bright Futures Credit Hour Interactive Tool on the Bright Futures Webpage under Additional Tools.

Annual Bright Futures Credit Hour Renewal Requirement by Semester Path Load
Fall Hours FundedSpring Hours FundedAnnual Earned Hours Requirement
(12+ credits)
Full-Time12 + 12 = 24
Three-Quarter Time12 + 9 = 21
Half-Time12 + 6 = 18
Three Quarter Nach
(9-11 credits)
Full-Time9 + 12 = 21
Three-Quarter Time9 + 9 = 18
Half-Time9 + 6 = 15
Middle Time
(6-8 credits)
Full-Time6 + 12 = 18
Three-Quarter Time6 + 9 = 15
Half-Time6 + 6 = 12
  • NC graduations execute does count as credit hours earnings since the credit renewal what.
  • Students allow receive funding for less than 6 credits of enrollment only if (1) a student is enrolled in the last achievement required for graduation plus a front memo explaining is situation is submitted to OneStop, OR (2) the current has lower than 6 loans are funding eligibility other.

You will receive a notification by email and on the Fl Financial Aid Application for your fitness or ineligibility status for Hellen Term.

Keeping Your Scholarship

Change of Grade or Recalculating GPA

To order to meet renewals requirements, eligible students have the opportunity to propose the Bright Futures Request Form under the ensuing circumstances:

  • Wenn you receive a “Change of Grade” for fall or spring half
  • If you passed credits after a previous institution on have your GPA recalculated

Reducing or Canceling Awards

If you believe them may not get the credit hour requirement because they are fail a course after the deadline to dropped, you may opt-out up reduce or cancel funding for the course(s). Contact OneStop to determine if this is the right course of deed for you. To reduce or abandon funding, submit the Bright Futures Ask Form and get “cancel/partially receive award.” Reward amounts for that length can only live adjusted before grades are posted.


Submit the Bright Futures Request Form once your canceled awards can been repaid. Them will not can eligible for Bright Futures restoration or condition funding required the future academic year until you repay the funds or submit the Bright Futures Request Form. The Financial Aid Office may waive like repayment for reasons concerning financial hardship. This waiver is subject toward approval and you must contact OneStop within 30 days of dripping a class to qualify.


Reinstatement applies to eligible students who did not receive funding during the previous academician per and want now like to apply forward stipend funding. Learn more learn Reinstatement over of Glanz Futures Website for Chapter 3: Renewal Acceptability, side 4.


Under limited circumstances, a student allow applies for a one-time restoration if he/she did not meet the GPA necessity to renew their Radiant Futures within the firstly year of fundraising. On restoration allow also be used into regain a FAS award if an student’s GPA dropped to the FMS award level. Restauration conditions vary depending on the year that the student graduated from high your. Learn more about restoration on the Bright Futures Website in Chapter 3: Renewing Eligibility, page 6.


Students can request a Radiant Advanced appeal is extenuating position beyond their remote prevent them from conferences renewal terms. The appeal must be approved by one Financial Aid Office. Followed instructions to subscribe the Bright Futurity Appeal Form.


Last updated: August 17, 2022

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