Grants

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 Grants

Federal Pell Grant ($0-$5,730) – 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 12 full-time semesters. Annualy renawable by completing the FAFSA (and showing demonstrated need) and maintaing a 2.0 GPA with at least a 67% completion rate of attempted courses.

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 is $300. Annualy renawable by completing the FAFSA (and showing high level of demonstrated need) and maintaing a 2.0 GPA with at least a 67% completion rate of attempted courses

 

Florida Grants

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 12 credit hours each semester you reaceive the award (or a total of 24 hours for the year). Renewal of this program is also contingent on your completion of a financial aid application and continued financial need.

Florida Resident Access Grant ($2,500) - 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 12 credit hours each semester you reaceive the award (or a total of 24 hours for the year). The Florida legislature determines the award each summer for the upcoming academic year.