WUFT-TV/FM | WJUF-FM
1200 Weimer Hall | P.O. Box 118405
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-5551

A service of the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.

© 2024 WUFT / Division of Media Properties
News and Public Media for North Central Florida
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

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.

 

 

Contact WUFT News by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news @wuft.org