Bright Futures Scholarships
How Do I Keep It?
For the most current Bright Futures repayment & renewal information, go to the Florida Student Scholarship & Grant Programs Bright Futures Renewal Requirements page.
If you withdrew from a class during the fall or spring terms, you are responsible for repaying any Bright Futures funds you may have received for that class.
To assist you in calculating the number of hours and GPA required to renew your scholarship, enter your fall and spring enrollment information on our Bright Futures Renewal Predictor. Include all hours that you received Bright Futures funding, but do not include credit hours that you withdrew from and repaid to the Bright Futures program.
Your cumulative GPA earned hours at the end of spring will be sent to the State of Florida if you were paid Bright Futures at USF in the prior fall and/or spring within 30 days after the end of the spring term.
- The information USF sends is a "snapshot" of your academic history at that time.
- You are responsible for submitting the Bright Futures/Florida Scholarship Grade and Hour Evaluation form if your GPA or earned hours are updated after the transmission due to grade changes or receipt of academic transcripts.
- The form will not be available until after grades and hours are transmitted to the State of Florida.
- The State of Florida will determine your renewal eligibility and send you a notice of renewal or non-renewal.