Access to Better Learning and Education Grant Program (ABLE)

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Awarded By

Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance

Award Amount

The annual award amount is $1,500. A student is eligible to receive an award for a maximum of 9 semesters or 14 quarters. Undergraduate students participating in college-preparatory instruction, students requiring additional time to complete the college-level communication and computation skills testing programs (CLAST), or students enrolled in a five-year undergraduate degree program are eligible to receive financial aid for a maximum of 10 semesters or 15 quarters. A renewal applicant must have earned a minimum institutional cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and earned the equivalent of 12 credit hours for each term an award was received during the academic year.


The number of awards varies annually based on the number of eligible students and available funding. In the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 2,482 initial awards disbursed. OSFA forwards award funding to participating postsecondary institutions. Each postsecondary institution distributes awards to eligible students.

Additional Information

The Access to Better Learning and Education (ABLE) Grant Program provides tuition assistance to undergraduate students who are enrolled in degree programs at eligible private Florida colleges or universities. Students must meet the general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid in the state of Florida and must not: owe repayment of a grant under any state or federal grant or scholarship program; be in default on any federal Title IV or state student loan program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made; have previously received a bachelor's degree; or be enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree in theology or divinity.

Deadline Info

Additional information about this award is available from the Florida Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) website. Applications are available from the financial aid offices of eligible Florida co ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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