Almost all students pursuing their education beyond high
school are eligible for taxpayer support – and almost all of this is in
the form of tuition vouchers. Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarships and
dozens of other tax-funded grants and scholarships are vouchers – pure
and simple. They can be used at the public, private or faith-based
colleges or universities of the family’s choice.
So why is the Florida Legislature willing to give students generous tax
dollars to attend (for example) St. Thomas University in Miami, but
unwilling to give them any assistance to attend (for example) St.
Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale? Why are vouchers praised
for college but denounced for schools? The answer is a matter of
politics as distinct from principle. To get the whole picture please
visit Floridians for School Choice.
The best source of information on financial aid for post-secondary
education is generally the college, university or other institution
that the student hopes to attend. The office to contact is usually the
Admissions Office. Students who are not eligible for any Grants or
Scholarships may still be eligible for aid in the form of loans or work
There is far more state and federal financial aid available at the
post-secondary level than at any time before. We have assembled the
links to excellent resources on our home page.