FLDOE State Update - Palm Beach State College

Report
State Update
Florida College Registrars
& Admissions Officers
(FCRAO)
Fall 2014 Symposium
Florida Department of Education
Agenda
Legislative Updates
State Programs Updates
Residency Guidelines
OSFA Projects
Legislative Updates
HB 5001 General
Appropriations Act
HB 5101 (Conforming Bill)
HB 851
Legislative Updates
HB 5001
Program
Appropriation
Estimated
Students to
be Served
Bright
Futures
$266.2 M
127,573
Same as the
2013-14 AY
FSAG
$148.3 M
137,000
$2,610
FRAG
$112.3 M
37,453
$3,000
ABLE
$5.6 M
3,793
$1,500
Award
Amounts
State Program Updates
Anticipate Fewer Eligible Students
2013-14 AY
Initial
Eligibility Test
Scores
2014-15 AY
Est.
Students
Initial
Eligibility
Test Scores
Est.
Students
Florida Academic
Scholarship
1280 / 28
41,648
1290 / 29
39,617
Florida Medallion
Scholarship
1020 / 22
110,835
1170 / 26
86,706
Florida Gold Seal
Vocational
Scholarship
Total
1,677
1,250
154,160
127,573
Legislative Updates
HB 5101
Rosewood Family Scholarship
(for public institutions only)
• Expands number of awards to 50
students, an increase from 25
• Expands award amount to $6,100,
an increase from $4,000
Legislative Updates
HB 5101
Florida Incentive Scholarship
• Awards students who attain
National Merit or Finalist status
• Award = COA minus BF + National
Merit Award
• See memo OSFA-STATE:#1415:10 (on the website)
Legislative Updates
HB 851
• Amends determination of resident
status for in-state tuition and fee
waivers (s. 1009.26, F.S.)
 A student who is granted an out-ofstate fee waiver is not eligible for
state financial aid
• Amends s. 1009.21, Residency
Residency Guidelines
Residency Guidelines available
online at www.flvc.org in
Advising Manuals
 Residency and citizenship
determinations are the
responsibility of the
postsecondary institution
State Program Updates
Website Changes
Consolidation of the menu bar items
Listing of the program Fact Sheets on the Home Page
Moving PSI links behind the login
Consolidation of the Bright Futures into a Student Handbook
Posting of all memos on the web
State Program Updates
Website Changes
State Program Updates
Website Changes
OSFA Projects
National Training for Counselors
and Mentors – 2015-16 NT4CM
College Goal Sunday
OSFA Projects - NT4CM
 Extensive overview of:
Federal and state financial aid
programs and resources
FAFSA questions
Dependency issues
Undocumented students
Cost of attendance and award
packaging
Financial literacy
OSFA Projects – CGS!Florida
CGS!Florida is a free, on-site program
that helps students and families complete
the FAFSA
44 sites throughout Florida
703 volunteers
1, 141 students assisted
1,199 parents assisted
866 FAFSAs initiated, partially or fully
submitted
FAFSA Completion Initiative
 President Obama announced launch of an
initiative to help ensure that more of
America’s students take the first step
towards college success: completing the
FAFSA
 OSFA is working with the US Dept. of Ed
to complete participation requirements
 Goal to add an indicator to the SSFAD to
allow secondary districts and counselors
to determine which students have
completed the FAFSA
For More Information
Lori Auxier
Director of Outreach Services
561-357-6340
[email protected]
Brian Underhill
Director of State Scholarships & Grants
850-410-5185
[email protected]

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