List Universities in Florida Helping Students in Puerto Rico and U.S Virgin Islands (APPLY)

Wow, it’s been at least a couple of months since I last posted something in this blog (I will make a blog explaining the situation). First of all, I wanted to explain the reason of this blog post. For those who don’t know, I was born and raised in Puerto Rico but I moved to Miami last August for educational reasons. A few days ago, Puerto Rico was hit by one of history’s biggest hurricane, Maria. It left the whole island without power, and mind you that there are about 3.5 million of people living in Puerto Rico. Meaning that all of those people were left without power and water. For this reason, a lot of Florida’s public universities (and some private) are giving either discounts on those students who were affected by this hurricane (it includes Puerto Rican students and those who live in the U.S Virgin Islands) or some financial help. This post is dedicated to all of students that want to continue with their education even though it means leaving home. Let me tell you a little secret, you are never going to stop missing home. I made a list of all the universities that are offering help (if I find out about more I will update the blog).
Please keep in mind that some universities/colleges are going to ask you for your high school transcripts, college transcripts, SAT scores. If you can’t get ahold of your transcripts send them an unofficial transcript (this would be your grades).  *For my UPR readers, go to
·      Miami Dade College:
·      Broward College:
·      Florida Atlantic University:
·      St. Thomas University:
·      University of South Florida:
·      Florida State University:
·      Palm Beach State College:
·      University of Central Florida:
·      Valencia College:
·      Florida International University:
·      St. Petersburg College:
·      Seminole State College:
·      Hillsborough Community College:
·      Easter Florida State College:
A tip: if you don’t find what you’re looking for in the school’s website be sure to call them, all the universities/ colleges I named are aware of the situation in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Use this website ( ) it basically shows you how much tuition would be and what degrees the university offers.

That’s it for today’s blog! Oh, I almost forgot. If you are planning to live on campus, the university’s website has information about it. The only reason I’m doing this is because I was once in your position (not about the hurricane but about moving out of Puerto Rico to Florida) and I know it’s pretty hard and you feel like you’re all over the place. I’m doing this for those who truly want to keep on studying and help build up a better tomorrow. If you have any questions I will answer them. Have a safe day/night. #PuertoRicoSeLevanta
Much love,
*The picture used in the title isn’t mine but I edited it*
Here are some resources: (this is where I got all the info)


Author: Audri

A 20 year old from Puerto Rico who recently moved to Miami, Florida. I'm currently studying Biology. If you ask me, dogs are better than humans... actually, animals in general. I love to read and go to the beach.

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