2024-25 FAFSA Changes

There are major changes and improvements coming to the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. As a result, this year's FAFSA will be available in December 2023, not October 1, 2023.

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Loan Deadlines

The deadlines for loan submission requests are

  • Fall Only Loan (August 18th  thru December 12th) - November 27, 2023
  • Spring Only Loan (January 8th  thru May 5th) - April 22, 2024
  • Summer Only Loan (May 14th thru August 6th) - July 22, 2024

Alternative/Private Loans

Please be advised Alternative/Private Loans will no longer provide coverage for tuition and fees, and will not appear on a student's award in myBC. Students expecting to use these loans to cover their tuition should make plans to sign up for a tuition payment plan or pay out of pocket to prevent classes from being dropped for non-payment.

Students must be enrolled in classes to receive their Private Loan refund.

Certifications of lender approved Private Loans are completed weekly on Friday’s. Refunds will occur within three weeks of the certification.

BC Scholarship Application Open

The 2024-2025 Scholarship Application is now open! Students are encouraged to complete the application in order to be considered for scholarships for Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and/or Summer 2025. Visit the scholarship site to apply today!

Outside Scholarship Checks

If you receive a scholarship that is not awarded by Broward College, please mail your scholarship check to the Cashier's Office on Central campus. This applies to ALL checks, including those you may receive as a result of a scholarship award posted to your account. Do not send any checks to the Financial Aid Office, as the Financial Aid Office does not process checks. Doing so will cause a delay in posting your scholarship award. You must be currently enrolled at Broward College or the Cashier's Office will not accept the check. Please refer to the 'How to Pay' tab on the Cashier site for more information on this process.

Bright Futures Award Update

Are you a Bright Futures Recipient? If yes, your fall courses will be covered by your scholarship. You must be in-state, degree-seeking, and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in order to be funded. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at state@broward.edu.

If you are a new student at Broward College, please make sure to update your Florida Financial Aid Application with Broward College's school code (062). This will allow the College to award your Bright Futures scholarship.

Applying for Reinstatement or Restoration - Are you a current student that needs information about reinstatement or restoration of your Bright Futures Scholarship? Requirements: Applying for Reinstatement or Restoration (PDF).

Disbursement Schedule/Enrollment Verification (EV) Dates

This calendar lists the disbursement dates and important information about the types of funds/aid we disburse.

Please see the breakdown below for the different fund types.

State Aid: Florida Student Assistance Grant, First Generation Matching Grant, Bright Futures

Institutional Aid: BC Merit Scholarship, Opportunity Grant, Broward College Grant, Financial Aid Award, Achieving Success Grant

Scholarships: Foundation scholarship funds and outside third party scholarships

Summer Disbursement Schedule

Disbursements for the Summer term will start weekly on June 3rd, 2024.

*There will be no disbursements the weeks of June 24th and July 1st. Disbursements will resume the week of July 8th.

Summer Enrollment Verification (EV) Dates

Session Drop w/ 100% Refund EV Begins EV Ends
Session 1 May 21, 2024 May 22, 2024 May 28, 2024
Session 2 May 21, 2024 May 22, 2024 May 28, 2024
Session 3 July 5, 2024 July 6, 2024 July 12, 2024

Disbursements and Refunds Are Not The Same

Please refer to the Student Refunds tab on the Cashier site for more information regarding your refund. If you are eligible for a refund, please allow for 7-10 business days after your disbursement date to receive it. Refunds are processed on different dates than the disbursement dates.