(1) The Department of Education shall design and maintain a student financial assistance
database that can be used to support all aspects of the administration and delivery
of state-funded student financial aid. In addition, the database must have the capability of providing policymakers with
comprehensive information regarding the various financial assistance programs available
to students attending Florida postsecondary education institutions.
(2) For purposes of this section, financial assistance includes:
(a) For all students, any scholarship, grant, loan, fee waiver, tuition assistance
payment, or other form of compensation provided from state or federal funds.
(b) For students attending public institutions, any scholarship, grant, loan, fee
waiver, tuition assistance payment, or other form of compensation supported by institutional
(3) The database must include records on any student receiving any form of financial
assistance as described in subsection (2). Each institution participating in any state financial assistance program shall annually
report such information to the Department of Education, by the date and in a format
prescribed by the department and consistent with the provisions of s. 1002.225, the eligible students to whom financial assistance is disbursed each academic term,
the eligibility requirements for recipients, and the aggregate demographics of recipients.
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