University of Florida Students Struggle to attain Financial Aid


Ana Colic did the math.

According to the University of Florida sophomore, her Bright Futures scholarship only covers 48 percent of her tuition.

“It used to be good,” Colic said of the scholarship, “once upon a time.”

Colic is taking classes this summer. But because Bright Futures doesn’t cover tuition during the summer, her family was forced to take out loans.

With a lack of scholarships available during the summer semester, some students are struggling to pay for classes and textbooks. State lawmakers may consider making changes to the Bright Futures program.



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