Form Your Future is a collaborative partnership between Florida State College at Jacksonville, Earn Up, Year Up, City Year, Duval County Public Schools, Nassau County School District and the University of North Florida to encourage FAFSA and postsecondary completion in our community. As you consider “what’s next,” take a minute to review some of the helpful resources below.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide valuable, high-quality learning opportunities to anyone with the desire to enhance themselves through the pursuit of higher education. Choose from more than 150 degree and certificate programs, including bachelor's degrees in high-demand fields. Our affordable tuition rates and financial aid packages allow you to spend thousands less than you would at other local state colleges and universities. FSCJ makes it possible to take classes when you want, where you want. In addition to traditional day classes, we offer evening and hybrid classes, online courses and accelerated learning programs.
Steps to Admission
Earn Up is a collaborative of regional partners working to ensure that all Northeast Florida citizens have the opportunity to obtain a post-secondary certificate or degree to be fully skilled in the region’s needed occupations. The goal is to reach a 60 percent post-secondary attainment by 2025.
It is important to understand the many career options available right here in our region. Amazing jobs from a diverse mix of industries attract employers and provide you with opportunity for a rewarding career. These resources will show you what kind of jobs exist in our region, as well as what they pay and the education required to obtain them.
Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Their holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.
Worth the Work
By The Numbers: Outcomes & Impact
Get Started: Year Up at FSCJ
Ready to do your part? Ready to build a better community and help students rise up while you yourself rise up? If you're ready, City Year is ready for you. For a year you'll commit to serving students and teachers to build an equitable learning environment. You will receive a bi-weekly stipend, a $6,000+ scholarship and tons of professional development. Help students become who they'll be tomorrow. City Year participants provide support and resources for our local schools so that all students feel a sense of belonging. Learn more about City Year.
The City Year Experience
The University of North Florida, School Counseling Program is better known as “School Counselors: Supporters Of Academic Rigor”, or simply SOAR. Beginning in 1999, the SOAR program has prepared school counseling students as advocates, leaders, college and career advisors, and counselors. The work of a school counselor is to create conditions necessary for academic achievement for all children, to be college and career ready, and to establish educational equity for success of all K-12 students. The SOAR program has a strong partnership with Duval County Public Schools, as well as outreach efforts to St. Johns, Clay, Putnam and Nassau counties. Each year that Form Your Future (formerly College Going Sunday) has been held, the SOAR program has delivered important information about financial aid opportunities for families and their children pursuing the critical next step in their future for postsecondary education.