There are 3 basic forms of financial aid:
- Federal - applied for through the Free Application for Federal Student Aide (FAFSA)
- State - applied for thought Bright Futures
- Private - Scholarships provided by private individuals, companies, organizations, etc., private aid has to be searched for.
The FAFSA application should be completed starting October 1st of your senior year. You are appling for the next school year (the year you will attend college). FAFSA
The Bright Futures application, also known as Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA), should also be completed beginning October 1st of senior year. FFAA
Private scholarhips have to searched for. There is no one stop shop. There are many places you can find private scholarships. Melbourne High School will post any private scholarships we hear about to the left. Check back monthly for updates.