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Lawmaker Changes His Mind About Bright Futures Bill

A Florida lawmaker who filed a bill that would make Bright Futures recipients stay in Florida after graduation seems to have changed his mind. A spokesman for Rep. Jimmie Smith, R-Lecanto, told the Orlando Sentinel that Smith will withdraw the bill that was filed this month. It would have required college graduates to stay and […]

Florida Bright Futures Scholarships By The Numbers

We’ve spent the week looking at how Bright Futures scholarships have changed over the last fifteen years. Bottom line: More students are getting the money, but the awards aren’t going as far as they used to in covering the cost of college or university tuition. The program establishes three lottery-funded scholarships for high academic achievers. […]

College Board Releases a Guide to Help Undocumented Students Pay for College

Editors note: This post was written by WLRN reporter Luc Cohen. Undocumented high school students have a new tool to help them with their college admissions process. The College Board has released a guide to help undocumented students apply to college and get scholarships — since undocumented students cannot receive state or federal financial aid […]

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