Bright Futures will pay up to $1,000 per semester toward tuition and mandatory fees only. Depending on your financial aid package, it is possible that you may receive less than $1,000 but still have a balance with your school for books, room & board, lab fees, or other expenses not covered by Bright Futures.
Due to the timing of the last dollar in pay out, it is highly recommended that students set up a payment plan to avoid any late fees and / or dropped classes. Funds are not disbursed until after the school invoices us following their census date.
Many schools work with Bright Futures to confirm enrollment through electronic data files. These schools also invoice Bright Futures electronically. Students who attend a school that does not provide electronic data files and invoices must upload schedules that include credit hours and an itemized tuition statement that shows a breakdown of tuition, mandatory fees, and other financial aid received.
Click here to see if your school provides electronic files.
Students can track the status of their grant by reviewing the enrollment history section of their Bright Futures accounts. The date paid will reflect the date the payment was mailed from our office, not the date that the school receives or posts funds. If funds are not applied to your account within a month of passing your census date, please contact our office. Do not wait until the end of the semester to let us know that you have not received your grant.
If you have questions please contact us.