Florida Bright Futures

What Happens To My Bright Futures if I Drop Classes?


  • If you drop below half-time enrollment before the end of the drop/add period, you may be ineligible for your Bright Futures Award.
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your tuition and fees even if you are ineligible for aid after dropping below half-time enrollment.

IF YOU DROP or Withdraw from Classes AFTER YOUR Bright Futures IS DISBURSED

  • Your Bright Futures will be billed for the classes dropped or withdrawn after the initial drop/add period.
  • The amount owed is based off the number of credits dropped for the term.
  • Classes dropped through the Academic Regulations Committee (ARC) Petition process do not exempt a student from repayment of Bright Futures.
  • It is your responsibility to monitor and pay the balance on your student account which may result from dropped classes or withdrawing from the term.

Bright Futures ELIGIBILITY

  • You must repay the entire amount owed to Bright Futures in order to renew.  
  • After repaying Bright Futures, those hours may be used again for future coursework.
  • You are still required to meet the earned credit hour and GPA requirements associated with your Bright Futures award after repayment, see the Bright Futures Handbook.  
  • You may contact the Financial Aid Office for guidance regarding the Bright Futures/Florida Scholarship Petition - Repayment form for extenuating circumstances only. If your petition is approved and you are no longer required to repay, then you cannot re-use those hours in a future semester, which means you may run out of Bright Futures before you graduate.