Grants are supplied by the federal government, state government, or the institution to meet the cost of your education. Grants are, generally, based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There are no repayment obligations tied to grants.
Federal Pell Grant ($0-$5,350) – A need-based federal program. Eligibility for this award is determined through the financial aid application process. Maximum number of semesters a student may receive the Federal Pell Grant is the equivalent of 18 full-time semesters.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) – A federal program for students with exceptional need who are also eligible for the Pell Grant program. Maximum award up to $2,000.
In order to qualify for Florida Grants, you must be considered a Florida resident as detailed on the Florida Resident Affadavit. Please complete this application and submit appropriate documentation to the Financial Aid Office. In addition, Florida residency and exceptions can be reviewed in section 2.4 of the Basic Provisions at FACTS.org.
Florida Student Assistance Grant ($0-$1,800) – A state grant that provides assistance to Florida residents who have financial need. The grant is renewable provided you maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and complete at least 24 credit hours each year. Renewal of this program is also contingent on your completion of a financial aid application and continued financial need.
Florida Resident Access Grant ($2,149) - A state grant that is not based on financial need and is available to students who are residents of Florida attending a private institution. The grant is renewable provided you maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and complete at least 24 credit hours each year. The Florida legislature determines the award each summer for the upcoming academic year.