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Restoration Requirements

A one-time restoration opportunity is available under limited circumstances.

  • A scholar who did not meet at least the 2.75 GPA renewal requirement, but DID meet the hours renewal requirement during the first year of funding (end of spring term) has a one-time opportunity to restore the scholarship.
  • A scholar who was initially eligible for an FAS award, but then dropped to FMS award eligibility due to not meeting the 3.0 renewal GPA requirement has a one-time opportunity to restore to FAS.

Students eligible for restoration can use one of the following options to restore the award:

  • Take summer classes to raise the overall GPA to the minimum required to meet renewal. Summer courses taken at UCF will be reported systematically to the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA). For summer transient courses, the Bright Futures Renewal Re-Evaluation Form must be completed and submitted to our office to request the grades and hours to be reported to OSFA.; or
  • Raise overall cumulative GPA above the renewal requirement before the fall term for which the student is seeking funding. If student is not able to restore eligibility with summer courses, then the student must wait until the end of the following renewal period (end of spring or summer) to apply for restoration. The student will have to submit a Reinstatement/Restoration Application.
Renewal Requirement Not Met Eligibility
GPA Eligible to Apply for One-Time Restoration only if failure to renew occurred at the end of the student’s first year of funding
Hours Not Eligible for One-Time Restoration

A Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) with 2.75-2.99 GPA at the end of the renewal period will renew as Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS).

If the GPA is improved above a 3.0 in a subsequent renewal period, the student will restore as an FAS, using the one-time restoration opportunity. Restoration of the award will be automatically and will not require the application.

Applying for Reinstatement

A student must complete a Reinstatement/Restoration Application after logging into their online OSFA account. Please note that the academic year for which a student is applying is at the top of the application. New applications are available in February each year.

For students who did not receive funding during the previous academic year, the deadline for submission of the Reinstatement/Restoration Application for both fall and spring (or equivalent) of the year in which the student is seeking funding is May 30. However, OSFA recommends that applications be submitted online by July 1 for a timely fall disbursement or by December 15 for a timely spring disbursement.

If determined eligible for reinstatement, the student will receive the Bright Futures award (Florida Academic Scholars, Florida Medallion Scholars) for which he/she was last eligible prior to reinstatement.