Florida Prepaid College Board Announces New 4-Year Florida College Plan

December 14th, 2010

The Florida Prepaid College Board is expanding its savings choices with the introduction of the 4-Year Florida College Plan. The 4-Year Florida College Plan prepays tuition, registration fees and local fees for 60 semester credit hours at a community college, now known as a Florida College, in addition to 60 semester credit hours at a Florida state university. This program was mainly designed to support workforce related undergraduate degrees in areas such as nursing, applied technology, and education.

When your child is ready for college, this Plan covers the cost at any Florida College. Or the value of the plan can be transferred to the majority of private or public colleges in Florida, technical schools and out-of-state colleges.

Financially speaking, families can now prepay the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree for as little at $99 per month. Three payment options are available including monthly payments, a 55-month payment plan or a lump-sum payment plan.

For much more information on the new 4-Year Florida College Plan or to sign up online for any of the four Florida Prepaid College Plan options, families can visit www.myfloridaprepaid.com or call 1-800-552-GRAD (4723). Florida Prepaid’s 2010-2011 annual acquisition period, when families can purchase a Prepaid College Plan at this year’s plan prices, ends January 31, 2011.

The college advisors at International College Counselors are available to help you with either of Florida’s two prepaid college plans: the Florida Prepaid College Plan and the Florida College Investment Plan.

Contact International College Counselors with any questions you may have.

International College Counselors
Main office: 954.253.5719

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE COUNSELORS
International College Counselors provides expert college counseling on undergraduate and graduate college admissions, financial aid, tuition, essays, and college applications. Mandee Heller Adler, college admissions consultant and Founder of International College Counselors tailors her college counseling and college coaching services to address the goals, needs, and dreams of each student. Our college advising company works with domestic and international students. Let us help you make the best decisions in choosing, getting into, and paying for college.

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program

December 5th, 2010

FLORIDA PARENTS AND STUDENTS:
 
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program has started accepting applications. International College Counselors recommends ALL SENIORS APPLY.  It’s better to have a Bright Futures Scholarship and not need it, then to need it and not have it. (And all our Florida seniors from Gainesville to Miami, college counselors at International College Counselors will tell this to you)
 
This program offers three levels of scholarship awards- the Florida Academic Scholars award (includes the Academic Top Scholars award), the Florida Medallion Scholars award and the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award. Basic requirements and dollar amounts for each of these awards can be found here.
 
To apply for a Bright Futures Scholarship, you must submit a completed (error free) Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application during your last year in high school (after December 1 and prior to graduation). YOU MUST APPLY DURING YOUR LAST YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE GRADUATION or you will forfeit all future eligibility for a Bright Future Scholarship.
 
To apply on line, visit FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org , select “State Grants, Scholarships & Applications” on the side bar , then click “Apply Here” on the top bar. Then you can click “Initial State Student Application” to go directly to the application.   Or you can link here directly.
 
The application gives the Florida Department of Education permission to evaluate your high school transcript and test scores for eligibility for state scholarships and grants, including a Bright Futures Scholarship. You may apply prior to meeting all requirements.
 
YOU SHOULD APPLY for a Bright Futures Scholarship even if you are considering not going to college, are planning to go out of state, are taking a few years off, or are enlisting in the military. Eligible students have up to three years from high school graduation to begin using the scholarship.
 
To qualify for a Bright Futures Scholarship, you must earn the minimum required test score for the award for which you wish to qualify. It may make sense to re-take your SAT or ACT just to reach the minimum.
 
The expert college advisors at International College Counselors are available to help you. Contact us with any questions you may have.
 
International College Counselors
Main office: 954.414.9986
 
FOR STUDENTS IN OTHER STATES:
 
Contact International College Counselors and one of our expert college counselors will help you source scholarships in your own state.
 
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE COUNSELORS
International College Counselors provides expert college counseling on undergraduate and graduate college admissions, financial aid, tuition, essays, and college applications. Mandee Heller Adler, college admissions consultant and Founder of International College Counselors tailors her college counseling and college coaching services to address the goals, needs, and dreams of each student. Our college advising company works with domestic and international students. Let us help you make the best decisions in choosing, getting into, and paying for college.



International College Counselors
4700 Sheridan Street, Suite J
Hollywood, Florida 33021 USA
(954) 414-9986

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