How to Apply for State Financial Aid (including Bright Futures Scholarships)
1. GO TO the web site: www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org, look at the paragraph under FIRST TIME
APPLICANT and click on in that first paragraph “Create a Student Account”
2. FILL OUT THE Demographic Information …The sections in red are mandatory. DO NOT hit the backspace
#1 – Enter your Social Security Number VERY IMPORTANT to enter correct SS# (You do not need your FLEID)
#2 – Enter your name
#3 – Enter your Date of Birth (2 digits for month/2 digits for day/4 digits for year) example: 03 08 2000
#4 – Enter your High School graduation date (06/06/2021)
#5 – Select your Gender
#6 – Enter your Ethnicity as Hispanic or Non-Hispanic
#7 – Select your Race
#8-12 – Enter your Contact Information/Mailing Address
#13-15 – Enter your Phone Numbers & Check the box if you would like text message alerts from OSFA
#16– Enter your E-mail Address, then Re-Enter your E-Mail Address
(or Check “No Email Address”)
3. CLICK the “SUBMIT” button.
4. WAIT for the “SAVED RESULTS” confirmation message to appear. You will have 120 seconds to
RECORD YOUR USER ID AND PIN (write down or screen shot w/phone) and then click the link to take you to the next
page. You have created your account and now will be filling out the actual application.
#17– SELECT “YES”
#18– SELECT “US CITIZEN”
#19– READ carefully and ANSWER if this applies to you
#20– READ carefully and ANSWER if this applies to you
#21– READ carefully and ANSWER if this applies to you
#22– READ carefully and ANSWER if this applies to you
#23– READ carefully and ANSWER if this applies to you
CLICK the “NEXT” button
Academic Background—High School Enrollment
#24– SELECT “YES”
#25– SELECT “PUBLIC”
#26– SELECT “VOLUSIA”
#27– SELECT “UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL”
You do not need to answer the Out-of-state high school or Home-education questions
Academic Background—Postsecondary Plans
#29– SELECT “IN-STATE SCHOOL,” SELECT a school you would like to attend and add schools below
If you answered “YES” to any questions #19-23 you will need to answer applicable information. If you answered
“NO” to questions #19-23, your application is complete.
SIGN OUT of the application page.
5. SET a reminder on your calendar or on your phone to complete the FAFSA (at www.FAFSA.ed.gov) with parent assistance.
~ UHS Counseling Department