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Bright Futures Program Billing For Dropped Classes

"A new state law could have college students doing a double-take when they open a bill from their college or university. The 2009 overhaul of the Bright Futures scholarship program included forcing students to repay money for classes they didn't finish, i.e. they withdrew from a class after the add/drop period at the beginning of a semester.

According to the Sentinel, the University of Florida saw a 32 percent decline in course dropped by Bright Futures recipients in 2009. FAU saw dropped classes drop 22 percent for all students and FIU saw a 13 percent overall decline in dropped classes."

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Interesting editorial from The Post on this topic…

"A Florida Atlantic University student complains that a new law requiring Bright Futures scholarship recipients to repay award money for dropped classes will force students to fail. In fact, the law might force them to succeed, which is the point of the scholarship program touted as a way to keep Florida's brightest high school graduates in the state.

Over the holiday break, some students received bills of as much as $378 for classes they withdrew from after the official add/drop period had ended. 'If you withdraw after drop/add, you've got to pay the money back,' FAU sophomore Boris Bastidas told The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. If you stay in the class, you may get a bad grade that will hurt your GPA.' Bright Futures money, all of which comes from lottery sales, depends on students maintaining a certain grade point average."

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Rick said

Interesting editorial from The Post on this topic…

"A Florida Atlantic University student complains that a new law requiring Bright Futures scholarship recipients to repay award money for dropped classes will force students to fail. In fact, the law might force them to succeed, which is the point of the scholarship program touted as a way to keep Florida's brightest high school graduates in the state.

Over the holiday break, some students received bills of as much as $378 for classes they withdrew from after the official add/drop period had ended. 'If you withdraw after drop/add, you've got to pay the money back,' FAU sophomore Boris Bastidas told The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. If you stay in the class, you may get a bad grade that will hurt your GPA.' Bright Futures money, all of which comes from lottery sales, depends on students maintaining a certain grade point average."

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They could use it like the forgiveness policy and give students the ability to drop one class without penalty.
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You only get 2 for the whole time you are in school though??  At least that is what it was when i graduated many moons ago…lol
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Rick said

You only get 2 for the whole time you are in school though??  At least that is what it was when i graduated many moons ago…lol
Yeah its still two classes but I mean if you can drop two classes without penalty and be able to have two forgiveness' and your already on bright futures you should be okay imo.
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