Schools

While Florida Prepaid Plans can be used at private and public schools both inside and outside of Florida, it’s our in-state public institutions for which they were designed. Luckily, from one end of the peninsula to the other Florida is bursting with great accredited educational institutions where you can use the benefits of your Florida Prepaid College Plan and Florida 529 Savings Plan.

Florida Colleges

Formerly known as “community colleges,” these institutions provide affordable, accessible education at campuses throughout the state. And, while they’ve always offered associate’s degrees and trade certification programs, most Florida Colleges are now offering four-year bachelor’s degrees as well. The Florida College System is committed to expanding their degree programs as the demand for education continues to grow.

  1. Broward College – Fort Lauderdale
  2. Chipola College – Marianna
  3. College of Central Florida – Ocala
  4. Daytona State College – Daytona Beach
  5. Eastern Florida State College – Cocoa
  6. Florida Gateway College – Lake City
  7. Florida Keys Community College – Key West
  8. Florida SouthWestern State College – Fort Myers
  9. Florida State College at Jacksonville – Jacksonville
  10. Gulf Coast State College – Panama City
  11. Hillsborough Community College – Tampa
  12. Indian River State College – Fort Pierce
  13. Lake-Sumter State College – Sumterville
  14. Miami Dade College – Miami
  15. North Florida Community College – Madison
  16. Northwest Florida State College – Niceville
  17. Palm Beach State College – Lake Worth
  18. Pasco-Hernando State College – New Port Richey
  19. Pensacola State College – Pensacola
  20. Polk State College – Winter Haven
  21. Santa Fe College – Gainesville
  22. Seminole State College – Sanford
  23. South Florida State College – Avon Park
  24. St. Petersburg College – St. Petersburg
  25. St. Johns River State College – Palatka
  26. State College of Florida – Manatee-Sarasota
  27. Tallahassee Community College – Tallahassee
  28. Valencia College – Orlando


Technical (Vocational) Schools in Florida

While Prepaid Plans are designed to be used at a Florida College or State University, the amount covered by the plan can also be applied at other schools nationwide. Florida 529 Savings Plan benefits can also be used at schools nationwide.

Florida 529 Savings Plan and Florida Prepaid College Plan benefits may be applied to any eligible educational institution, as defined in s. 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. A list of these schools can be found using the Federal School Code Search through the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Office. Some schools elect not to participate and receive Title IV funding, but could still be considered an eligible educational institution. If the school you are interested in is not listed, you may contact the school’s financial aid office to determine if the school is eligible. For more information, please see the Master Contract and / or the Program Description and Participation Agreement.


Private/Out-of-State Universities and Colleges

While prepaid plans are designed to be used at a Florida College or State University, the amount covered by the plan can also be applied at other schools nationwide. Florida 529 Savings Plan and Florida Prepaid College Plan benefits may be applied to any eligible educational institution, as defined in s. 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. A list of these schools can be found using the Federal School Code Search through the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Office. Some schools elect not to participate and receive Title IV funding, but could still be considered an eligible educational institution. If the school you are interested in is not listed, you may contact the school’s financial aid office to determine if the school is eligible. For more information, please see the Master Contract and / or the Program Description and Participation Agreement.

 

** Florida Prepaid College Plan and Florida 529 Savings Plan benefits may be applied to any eligible educational institution, as defined in s. 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Board will transfer an amount not to exceed the current average rates payable under the Beneficiary’s contract to a State University or Florida College. For more information, please see the Master Contract. The Federal School Code Search through Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, provides a comprehensive list of schools which meet the Title IV funding requirements of eligible educational institutions. Additionally, you may also ask the school’s financial aid office if the school is eligible, even if it elects not to participate, to receive Title IV funding.

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