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-$5,815)

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. Annually renewable by completing the FAFSA (and showing demonstrated need) and maintaining 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 $2,000. Annually renewable by completing the FAFSA (and showing high level of demonstrated need) and maintaining a 2.0 GPA with at least a 67% completion rate of attempted courses.

Rollins Grants & Need-Based Awards

Rollins Grant ($0-$50,000)

A Rollins program for full-time students with demonstrated need and academic talent. Awards are made to Liberal Arts students for up to four years. Students must complete the financial aid application process each year to be considered for this award. The amount of the award will vary each year depending on income and family circumstance. Annually renewable by completing the FAFSA (and showing demonstrated need) and maintaining a 2.0 GPA with at least a 67% completion rate of attempted courses.

Rollins International Student Grant (varies)

Rollins offers limited need-based financial aid. Timing is critical in the financial aid process, so international students seeking need-based financial aid must apply at the same time they apply for admission. The pool of international applicants is highly competitive and the level of support provided from Rollins ranges widely, depending on particular family circumstances. Aid is determined based on the information provided by the family on the International Student Financial Aid Application, as well as the amount of Rollins academic scholarship received. Students seeking need-based aid will receive an email containing a link to the application once they submit their admission application to Rollins. We recommend that you submit the International Student Financial Aid Application within a few days of applying.

Students who qualify for need-based assistance can receive financial aid up to either semesters. We reserve the right to ask for additional documentation to verify information submitted. Please note: the International Student Financial Aid Application does not replace the Certificate of Financial Resources document required prior to enrollment.

The priority date to submit this application for international students is March 1st.

Endowed grants and scholarships (various amounts)

Donated funds are awarded based on the wishes of the donor. These donated monies are used in conjunction with the Rollins Grant program to meet as much financial need of students as is possible. These awards will have a variety of names and will, generally, be used to meet need. These funds will simply replace existing monies already awarded using Rollins resources.

Opportunity Award ($10,000)

A Rollins program for full-time students with academic talent and demonstrated need. Awards are made to Liberal Arts students for up to four years. Students must complete the financial aid application process each year to be considered for this award. Annually renewable by completing the FAFSA (and showing demonstrated need) and maintain a 2.0 GPA with at least a 67% completion rate of attempted courses.

Florida Grants (as of 2016-2017 academic year)

In order to qualify for Florida Grants, you must be considered a Florida resident as detailed on the Florida Resident Affidavit. Please complete and submit appropriate documentation to the Financial Aid Office. You may also meet the Florida residency requirements listed under page 3, part 2.4 "Exceptions/Qualifications."

Florida Student Assistance Grant ($0-$2,500)

A state grant that provides assistance to Florida residents who have significant 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 receive 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 ($3,000)

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 receive the award (or a total of 24 hours for the year). The Florida legislature determines the award each summer for the upcoming academic year.

Office of Financial Aid

Mailing Address

1000 Holt Ave. – 2721
Winter Park, FL 32789

Physical Location

Rinker Building
View on Campus Map

T. 407.646.2395
F. 407.646.2173
finaid@rollins.edu

Hours

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.