Postsecondary Education Services and Support (PESS)

You may be eligible for education and financial assistance for college or post-secondary vocational school even if you are not in "MY Future, MY Choice."  (And even if you are in "MY Future, MY Choice." )  This program is available until you reach your 23rd birthday.

Eligibility for Postsecondary Education Services and Support payments is limited to:

Young adults who turned 18 while residing in licensed care and who have spent a total of six months in licensed out-of-home care before turning 18.


Young adults that were adopted after the age of 16 from foster care or placed with a court-approved dependency guardian after spending at least 6 months in licensed care within the 12 months immediately preceding such placement or adoption.


Have earned a standard high school diploma, or its equivalent.


You are attending a college or vocational school that is Florida Bright Futures eligible.

You may chose to attend a college or vocational school that is not eligible to receive Florida Bright Futures ; however, you will be ineligible to receive the Postsecondary Education and Services and Support educational stipend.   But  you may have another option to help pay for your schooling:

There is an annual federal Educational Training Voucher (ETV) educational stipend payment of up to $6,250 that may be available to you. This is only applicable if your chosen academic institution meets ETV eligibility requirements.

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