Are you a 2024 high school or GED graduate from Broward County?

If so, you may be eligible for a tuition-free associate degree! Whether you are pursuing an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, you can potentially start your college journey without the burden of tuition.

Benefits

Free tuition, up to 75 credits, towards an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree program for up to 7 semesters.

And:

  • Career Services
  • Financial Incentives
  • In-Demand careers and degree programs taught by experienced faculty
  • Internships
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Personalized Academic Advising
  • Student clubs and fun activities
  • Transfer Services
  • Transportation assistance with Lyft
  • Tutoring
  • Wrap-around services and holistic support (Lap top loaner program, food pantry)

Eligibility

  • Graduate from any Broward County Public, Private or Charter High School in 2024, be an eligible Broward County homeschool 2024 graduate or Broward County residents who earned a GED in 2024.

  • Complete a 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with an annual adjusted gross income at or below $100,000.00.

  • Maintain full-time status at Broward College (Earn 30 credits per academic year). Minimum of 12 credits – fall term; Minimum of 12 credits – spring term; Minimum of 6 credits – summer term.

  • Qualify for Florida in-state tuition.

  • Register for Fall 2024 (Session I) classes at Broward College.

* Contingent on the availability of funds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there is a $35 application fee to apply to Broward College, which can be paid following enrollment in classes. There is no fee to complete the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program application.

 

The Pledge2Success Scholarship Program requires that you graduate from a Broward County Public, Private or Charter High School in 2024, or be an eligible Broward County homeschool 2024 graduate.  Students must meet the minimum 2.0 GPA required for high school graduation.

The Pledge2Success Scholarship Program covers tuition only.  It does not cover any fees, books, supplies, transportation, rent, food, or any other expenses.  Examples of fees you could be responsible for include lab fees, distance learning fees and/or other special fees. 

Yes, all students who are interested in the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program must apply for financial aid. The Pledge2Success Scholarship Program will pay tuition only after all other scholarships and grants you have been awarded have been applied.

Yes, if you meet the eligibility requirements the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program may cover the cost of tuition only, no fees, books, or supplies.

 

To qualify for the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program, students must have an adjusted gross family income of $100,000 or less.

Yes, you are eligible for the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program for the Fall 2024 semester.

No, summer term is not required if you earn 15 credits in the Fall term (Session I) and 15 credits in the Spring term.

Yes, if you are a 2024 graduate of a Broward County Public, Private or Charter High School, or an eligible Broward County homeschool 2024 graduate, then you are eligible for the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program, regardless of the number of college credits already completed as part of the Dual Enrollment Program.

Broward County residents who earned a GED in 2024 are eligible for the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program

Yes, you must be a Florida resident for tuition purposes per policy 6Hx2-5.15.

No, DACA or undocumented students are ineligible for the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program.

Yes, you can have Florida's Prepaid Plan and be eligible for the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program. 

If you have a balance remaining for your tuition after Bright Futures or other scholarships are applied, the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program can be awarded to cover the remaining tuition only, not fees. You cannot decline Bright Futures or other scholarships to increase the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program.

No, the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program applies to the Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.) and the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees only.

 

Yes, if you received a standard high school diploma from a Broward County Public, Private or Charter High School, or an eligible Broward County homeschool during the 2023-24 academic year and you are part of the 2024 graduating class, then you are eligible for the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program.

For your first associate degree, the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program will pay for your tuition only, through 7 semesters.

The scholarship will cover up to 75 credits (tuition only, no fees) to complete an AA, AS or AAS degree through 7 semesters.

No, you will remain eligible for the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program if you maintain a 2.0 GPA and successfully pass 67% of the classes you enroll in each semester. 

No, the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program will begin covering the cost of tuition, not fees or other expenses, in Fall 2024.

In this case, you would qualify for the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program to complete an Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree. You would not qualify for the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program to earn a bachelor's degree.

The Pledge2Success Scholarship Program will cover credits (tuition only, no fees) up to the completion of the associate degree after other financial aid and scholarships are awarded.

Yes, if you have an F grade or withdraw from a class, the funds will remain as part of your financial aid package. You must, however, earn a 2.0 GPA and successfully pass 67% of the classes you enrolled in for the semester. 

Yes; however, you must remain enrolled in 12 credits.

You will not qualify to receive a refund (cashback) for the Pledge2Success Scholarship Program. The Pledge2Success Scholarship Program is considered “last-dollar” funding and will cover tuition only, no fees, at Broward College, after all grants or scholarships you receive are applied.

All students are eligible to enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan. This plan allows you to pay your remaining fees through a monthly payment plan.

Students who are not eligible should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for scholarships for assistance with funding.

If you have any questions about financial aid, including completing the FAFSA, contact us via QLess or call 954-201-2330. 

Pledge2Success Scholarship Program 2024 students must renew the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2024-25 academic year by June 28, 2024. Pledge2Success Scholarship Program students must be enrolled as full-time students.

No. But the courses you take must lead to an Associate’s Degree in your chosen program.

Have questions or need assistance?


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