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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XLVIII
K-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1009
EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS, FEES, AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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F.S. 1009.533
1009.533 Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program; eligible postsecondary education institutions.A student is eligible for an award or the renewal of an award from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program if the student meets the requirements for the program as described in this act and is enrolled in a postsecondary education institution that meets the description in any one of the following subsections:
(1) A Florida public university, Florida College System institution, or career center.
(2) An independent Florida college or university that is accredited by an accrediting association whose standards are comparable to the minimum standards required to operate an institution at that level in Florida, as determined by rules of the Commission for Independent Education, and which has operated in the state for at least 3 years.
(3) An independent Florida postsecondary education institution that is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education and that:
(a) Is authorized to grant degrees;
(b) Shows evidence of sound financial condition; and
(c) Has operated in the state for at least 3 years without having its approval, accreditation, or license placed on probation.
(4) A Florida independent postsecondary education institution that offers a nursing diploma approved by the Board of Nursing.
(5) A Florida independent postsecondary education institution that is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education and which:
(a) Is authorized to award certificates, diplomas, or credentials other than degrees;
(b) Has a program completion and placement rate of at least the rate required by the current Florida Statutes, the Florida Administrative Code, or the Department of Education for an institution at its level; and
(c) Shows evidence of sound financial condition; and either:
1. Is accredited at the institutional level by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and has operated in the state for at least 3 years during which there has been no complaint for which probable cause has been found; or
2. Has operated in Florida for 5 years during which there has been no complaint for which probable cause has been found.
History.s. 425, ch. 2002-387; s. 121, ch. 2004-357; s. 132, ch. 2011-5.