Across Florida, college freshmen are signing up for classes. Many are taking advantage of the Bright Futures scholarship to help pay their way.
And many are experiencing sticker shock when they see what the scholarships DON’T cover.
Students earn Bright Futures Scholarships based on their grades, test scores, and community service -- and NOT their financial need.
More than a third of Florida’s high school graduates qualified for the scholarship last year.
Forrest Estep was one of them. He's a student at Florida State.