Stop FL Senate Bill 86 from Changing Bright Futures

Stop FL Senate Bill 86 from Changing Bright Futures

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Take Action Florida started this petition to Senator Dennis Baxley R-Ocala and

The Bright Futures Scholarship is available to all high school seniors in Florida who plan to go to college. It has helped over 725,000 students in Florida pursue post-secondary education. Senate Bill 86 wants to change that. 

The bill requires officials within Florida’s Department of Education to create a list of degrees that lead directly to employment after graduation (which will be updated every year).

Any student pursuing a degree not designated on this list will only receive Bright Futures aid for their first 60 credit hours. This means that only two out of four years of school would be covered by the scholarship. Any college credit earned in high school would be subtracted from the amount of credits paid for by Bright Futures. If passed, this bill will be implemented within the 2022-2023 school year.

Student loan debt within the state of Florida would skyrocket in the absence of Bright Futures coverage, and it should not be up to the state of Florida to determine which majors are worthy of being funded, especially because college major and career do not always correlate. 

Sign this petition to tell our Senate that this bill is harmful to the students that the Bright Futures scholarship is meant to help. 

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