State Grants

Access to Better Learning and Education Grant

The Florida Department of Education provides JWU grant resources to distribute to Florida residents. Per-term awards may vary and are not available for the summer term. Students must be enrolled in a 4-year bachelor’s degree program. Eligible students are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Funding is limited and not every student who meets the requirements will receive a grant. Priority is given based upon financial need and the FAFSA filing date and financial need, so it is strongly recommended that students apply as soon as possible. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress according to JWU guidelines. Students with a previous bachelor’s degree or seeking a second associate degree are not eligible for this grant. To renew the grant, students must continue to meet the above criteria, earn an average of at least 12 credits for each term they are enrolled and maintain a 2.0 grade point average (GPA).

Florida Student Assistance Grant

The Florida Department of Education provides JWU grant resources to distribute to Florida residents. Per-term awards may vary and are not available for the summer term. Eligible students are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Funding is limited and not every student who meets the requirements will receive a grant. Priority is given based upon financial need and the FAFSA filing date, so it is strongly recommended that students apply as soon as possible. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress according to JWU guidelines. Students with a previous bachelor’s degree or seeking a second associate degree are not eligible for this grant. To renew the grant, students must continue to meet the above criteria, earn an average of at least 12 credits for each term they are enrolled and maintain a 2.0 grade point average (GPA).

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

(Florida Academic Scholarship/Florida Medallion Scholarship/Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship/Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholarship)

These merit-based, renewable scholarship programs are administered cooperatively by OSFA (Office of Student Financial Aid), a branch of the Florida Department of Education, and Johnson & Wales University. Students should contact their high school guidance office or OSFA for eligibility requirements and applications. Applications must be submitted to OSFA no later than August 31 after high school graduation. The scholarship amount varies depending on the Department of Education’s allocation of funds for that year.

For more detailed information on Florida State Grant Programs please visit the OSFA website.

State Grants

Students from the following states may be eligible for state grant money:

  • Delaware
  • Vermont

Contact the higher education authority in your home state for more information.