State Financial Aid Programs

Financial Aid

Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG): 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 $2,425.00 per academic year, subject to state budget appropriations. To apply for the FRAG complete and sign the Florida Residency Affidavit.

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG): This need-based grant provides approximately $1200 per academic year, subject to state budget appropriations. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to apply. It is recommended that the application be completed prior to April 15th, as 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 the Office of Financial Aid at Barry University 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 800-552-4723 or visit their website.

Additional State Programs
Students from Barry can also participate in the following grants:

  • Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge grant
  • Florida fund for minority teachers
  • Ethics in Business Scholarship Program
  • Scholarship for Children/spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

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 888-827-2004 or visiting their website.

State Grant Programs Outside of Florida
Incoming students from Alaska, South Carolina, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Vermont, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania 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.