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Florida Prepaid Application Deadline Is Friday

Mark Wallheiser
Associated Press
Florida State University graduation candidate Nicole Reid takes a selfie in this 2015 file photo.

This Friday, April 30, is the deadline for Florida parents to enroll their kids in a Florida Prepaid college plan. The program allows families to lock in the tuition price for a future college education; monthly payments can start as soon as a child is born.

Florida Prepaid College Board spokeswoman Shannon Colavecchio said Monday on  First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross that even during the  pandemic, prepaid enrollments have not slowed down.

“I think for a family that feels like there isn’t much they can count on nowadays it is something that a parent can do and feel good that they’re doing that for their child - and more importantly - they can choose the plan they’re saving for, so they can do it in a way that fits their budget.”

Florida Prepaid plans can be used at in-state and out-of-state schools.  Any money that’s not used is refunded.  You can sign up at

The entire interview with Colavecchio can be heard on Monday’s on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, which encores at 8 p.m. on WJCT News 89.9.

Michelle Corum can be reached at, 904-358-6308 or on Twitter at @MCorumonME.