Financial Aid FAQ
Steve Booker

Answers by Steve Booker, Director of Financial Aid.

Steve grew up in Illinois and worked most of his professional life in Indiana. His professional career includes over 15 years of financial aid experience at small, private liberal arts colleges (University of Indianapolis and Butler University) along with a large, public university (Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis). Steve has a BA in Business Administration from Rockford College.

Q. What merit scholarships are available?

A. We offer several scholarships that are based on a student’s academic and leadership performance. The awards range from $12,500 up to full tuition, room, and board.

Q. What types are aid are available?

A. Rollins students are eligible for scholarships, grants, loans, and work study programs which are funded by the federal government, state government, and Rollins College.

Q. Can I use the Florida Prepaid plan at Rollins?

A. Yes. Florida Prepaid participants must complete a Transfer Authorization with Florida Prepaid authorizing the plan to pay Rollins College. The authorization may be obtained by contacting Florida Prepaid at 1-800-552-GRAD (4723). The amount paid will be based on the number of credits your student enrolls in and the established rate for the year.

Q. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results state that I’m not eligible for any financial aid. What do I do?

A. The FAFSA generally will only provide information on federal programs. At Rollins, we review every family’s financial circumstances and will review your aid eligibility for all federal, state, and institutional funds. Many grants and scholarships are not federally funded, so you may still receive awards from the state as well as Rollins. Make sure to complete all of the required paperwork to maximize your financial aid opportunities.

Q. Are there any deadlines?

A. At Rollins, we do have a priority deadline of March 1st for entering students to turn in all financial aid paperwork. What this means is we will guarantee maximum aid availability for those who qualify and complete the FAFSA by this date. If you cannot complete your documents by March 15th, we highly encourage you to still file the FAFSA. Your eligibility may be impacted by remaining funding levels; however, you still may qualify for financial assistance.

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