Florida has made great strides in recent history to make higher education a priority. Higher education in the state is managed by the Higher Education Coordinating Council. The group was established to not only monitor any disputes regarding the creation of new degree programs, institutions, campuses, or centers, but also to identify and remedy any unmet needs regarding the state’s higher education system. The state offers a number of ways to help students fulfill their educational dreams, including its well-known Bright Futures Scholarship Program. This program rewards high school graduates with three different levels of academic requirements, award amounts, and funding length. The program awards up to $100 per credit hour for students enrolling in a four-year college or university in the state.