State Financial Aid

Effective Access to Student Education Grant (EASE)

This program provides tuition assistance to full-time students from Florida attending private, independent colleges and universities located in the state.

Students who have been residents of Florida for other than educational purposes for at least twelve consecutive months may be eligible for the grant. This program provides approximately $2,841 per academic year, subject to state budget appropriations. To apply for the EASE complete and sign the Florida Residency Affidavit

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

The amount of this grant may be as high as $1,700.00 per academic year, subject to state budget appropriations. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to apply These funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply for the FSAG complete and sign the Florida Residency Affidavit.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Florida students who have earned a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship can utilize these funds at Barry University. The amount is determined by the type of scholarship earned and is equal to a percentage of the State of Florida tuition rate. Students should contact their high school guidance counselor or Barry University Financial Aid Office for more information. To apply for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program complete and sign the Florida Residency Affidavit.

Florida Pre-Paid College Program

While this program was designed initially for use at Florida public colleges and universities, these funds can be applied toward expenses at Barry University. For further information please contact the Florida College Pre-Paid program at 305-697-9453 or visit their web site at

Additional State Programs

Students from Barry can also participate in the following grants:, Florida fund for minority teachers, and Scholarship for Children/spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans. Information of any of these programs can be obtained from high schools guidance counselor, Barry University financial aid counselor and by contacting the Office of Student Financial Assistance, Florida department of Education at 305-697-9453 or visiting their website

State Grant Programs Outside Florida

Incoming students from the District of Columbia and Vermont, should know that their state grants are "portable." Students from these states who qualify, based on financial need, can use these grants to attend a college or university outside their state. These grants can, therefore, be applied towards a student's cost of education at Barry University. Students should contact their State Department of Education for further details, since there may be a deadline for application.