“Community Colleges” aren’t what they used to be—and that’s a good thing. For one, they’re now called Florida Colleges, and there are 28 of them here in the Sunshine State. Furthermore, they’ve expanded their capabilities far beyond the two-year programs they’ve long been known for. In fact, most now offer four-year bachelor’s degree programs in growth industries like nursing and teaching, and continue to grow their degree programs year after year. And since they’re typically less expensive than a university education, the 4-Year Florida College Plan provides a practical, affordable path to the bachelor’s degree your child will need to succeed later in life.
The 4-Year Florida College Plan covers tuition and other specified fees for 120 credit hours at a Florida College — the amount required to earn a bachelor’s degree. With diverse course offerings and convenient locations, this offers tremendous flexibility and diverse degree options should your child wish to attend school close to home or anywhere throughout the state.
Here is what you’ll need to enroll:
The 4-Year Florida College Plan is designed to be used at a Florida College, but the amount covered by this plan can also be applied to other schools nationwide. Also, other important flexibility considerations include:
The 4-Year Florida College Plan is designed to be used for 120 credit hours at a Florida College. But, the amount covered by the plan can also be applied to other schools nationwide.
Yes. Many Florida Colleges now offer four-year bachelor’s degree programs, and will continue to expand their offerings into the future.
Remaining credit hours in the 4-Year Florida College Plan can be used for graduate courses, transferred to an eligible family member of the child, or refunded to the Account Owner.
Absolutely. The plans work well together. For example, a Florida 529 Savings Plan could be used to pay for books, a computer, room & board, and other qualified higher education expenses, while the Florida Prepaid College Plan pays tuition and other specified fees at a Florida College.