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As required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Florida Gateway College (FGC) is providing this page as a single access point for students and the public to required HEOA disclosures and specified consumer information. This information is intended to enable prospective students to make informed decisions regarding postsecondary education at FGC.


Florida Gateway College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and associate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida Gateway College.

Public Records Requests

Requests for Public Records should be directed to:

Cassie Buckles
Executive Director of Human Resources & Equity Officer

Building 001, Room 116
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL   32025

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records.  If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

General Institutional Information

Money-Back Guarantee Program

In 2021, as part of the Reimagining Education and Career Help (REACH) Act, the Florida Legislature created the Money-Back Guarantee Program. Students who complete a program designated with the money-back guarantee but are unable to find employment six months after graduation will be eligible to request a refund of their tuition costs.  Tuition costs will be based on the following formula: tuition minus institutional scholarships or grants received. Please note, only tuition is included in this guarantee, any fees and other expenses and/or charges will be excluded:

Eligible Programs

Registered Nursing, A.S. (ASDN-RN)

Practical Nursing, O.C. (PN)

Firefighter/EMT Combined, O.C.

Qualifying Criteria:

To be eligible to receive the benefits of the Money-Back Guarantee program, students must:

  • Successfully complete the entire program with at least a 2.50 grade average.
  • Be in good financial standing with FGC.
  • Be legally eligible for employment in the U.S.
  • Have met the minimum attendance requirements as specified by the FGC program of study.
  • Be in good standing with the health science host clinical sites associated to the program of study.
  • After completion of the eligible program, the student cannot be enrolled in an upper-level stackable program.
  • Successfully pass any background checks or drug screening as required by prospective employers.
  • Be willing to travel or relocate to a new market to obtain employment within the field.
  • Have documented evidence of at least 20 job search company applications that are related to the program of study.
  • Have worked directly with FGC Career Services for resume and employment assistance within three months of completing the FGC program of study.
  • Pass all required professional credentialing/licensing exams for their program of study.
    • Registered Nursing graduates must pass the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) within three months of graduation.
    • Practical Nursing graduates must pass the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN) within three months of graduation.
    • Firefighter/EMT program graduates must pass both the National Registry EMT and State of Florida Firefighting certification exams within three of graduation.
  • Complete and submit the refund request with the required supporting documentation within twelve months of program completion.
NC-SARA and Professional Licensure

Florida Gateway College is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), which allows member colleges and universities to offer educational programs and courses to students who are located in a state under the agreement. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to oversight of distance education. Currently, every state but California is a member of NC-SARA.

Our College offers a variety of programs that are designed to help students obtain professional licensure within the State of Florida. Licensure standards and expectations vary by state, and FGC does not guarantee certification acceptance in any state other than Florida. If you are currently enrolled in a program that leads to professional licensure, please contact your academic advisor, program director, or our Career Services office at 386-754-4298 or by email at for information about the licensure requirements in your home state.

Privacy of Student Records

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities


FGC Announces first round of CARES ACT Funding to Students

Florida Gateway College has awarded $69,120 to students who were in technology programs in the Spring of 2020 and had their semesters extended by one month. A total of 216 students received a grant in the amount of $320.00 to help cover COVID related expenses.

2nd Round of CARES Act Money Available to Students

Florida Gateway College has announced a 2nd round of Care Acts Funding for their students for the Summer 2020 semester. There will be $150,000 dollars of emergency funding available to qualified students. You can access and fill out the emergency grant application here.

Tuition and Cost of Attendance

Learn about our tuition rates and fees here.

Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator on the web.

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid
Student Activities

Voter Registration Opportunities

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), a federal law, and the Florida Voter Registration Act require that university and community college offices serving persons with disabilities offer those persons the opportunity to register to vote or to update a voter registration record at the time the applicant applies for services or assistance, applies for renewal of such services or assistance, and/or applies for a change of address. The Center will provide persons with disabilities a preference form and if persons indicate they want to apply to vote the Center will provide a voter registration application form. Applying or declining to register to vote does not in any way affect the amount of assistance persons will receive from the Center. For persons with disabilities who choose not contact the Center in-person the following links provide alternative opportunities to register to vote.

Voter Registration forms are available in the Accessibility Services and Student Activities Office, located in Bldg. 7.

Voter Registration Preference Form

You can also use this online form to indicate if you would like to apply to register to vote if you are not already registered or if you are registered to vote you can indicate if you would like to update your voter registration record:

· English Voter Registration Agency Preference Form and Application

· Spanish Voter Registration Agency Preference Form and Application

Florida Voter Registration Application

You can use this online form from the State of Florida to begin the process of: Registering to vote in the State of Florida; Letting the State of Florida know if your name or address has changed; Registering with a political party or changing parties; and Replacing your defaced, lost, or stolen registration identification card:

· English Voter Registration Application

· Spanish Voter Registration Application

· Online Florida Voter Registration System

Florida Voting Information

Provides comprehensive information about voting in Florida, including information about voter registration, election dates, and the availability of absentee ballots.

National Mail Voter Registration Form

The online national voter registration form is available so that any student from any state can register to vote. This form must be sent back to your home state for voter registration purposes. If you are a U.S. citizen who lives or has an address within the United States, you can use the National Mail Voter Registration Application Form to complete the following: register to vote in your state; report a change of name to your voter registration office; report a change of address to your registration office; or register with a political party.

Voting-by-Mail (formerly Absentee Voting)

If you are a U.S. citizen who is already registered to vote but will not be able to participate in an upcoming election, you can use this service to request an absentee ballot be sent to you. Requirements vary from state to state.

Student Diversity
Faculty and Staff
Transfer of Credit Policies

Contact the Registrar’s Office for more information: 386.754.4204

Articulation Agreements
Computer Use and File Sharing
Financial Aid
Student Performance & Outcomes

The Department of Institutional Effectiveness maintains information regarding the student performance and outcomes in its Fact Books and Program Review page on the web. Specific performance indicators include:

  • Retention Rate
  • Graduation Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)
  • Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)
  • Placement of Occupational Program Graduates
  • Articulation to Florida Universities
Teacher Preparation Program Report

Program information is available on the college website and in the college catalog.

Health and Safety
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program:
    • Educational efforts for the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse are directed toward all members of the academic community.
    • Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, Crime Log: Refer to the Student Handbook.
  • Weather Emergency Closing Procedure
    • Emergency college closing information is found in the Student Handbook.
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Campus Safety
    • Emergency Call Box locations on campus are provided in the Student Handbook.
    • Chapter VII of the Student Handbook discusses Campus Safety procedures in detail.
    • Safety Data Sheets (SDS) – The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires Florida Gateway College to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). There is a master list of products located on the Florida Gateway College campus. This master list is updated periodically with the most recent version of the associated chemicals available. For an individual SDS in its entirety and their locations on various campus sites, please contact the Facilities department’s Director of College Facilities at 386-754-4325.
Notification of Social Security Number Collection and Use

In compliance with Florida Statute 119.071(5), Florida Gateway College issues this notification regarding the purpose of the collection and use of your Social Security number. FGC collects your Social Security number for use in performance of the college’s duties and responsibilities. To protect your identity, FGC will secure your Social Security number from unauthorized access. FGC will never release your Social Security number to unauthorized parties, and each student and employee at FGC will be issued a unique identification number. The unique identification numbers are assigned to students and employees to help to protect identities. Your unique student identification number is used for all educational purposes at Florida Gateway College including registration, access of your online record, etc. Federal legislation relating to the Hope Tax Credit requires that all postsecondary institutions report the Social Security number of all post-secondary students to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This IRS requirement makes it necessary for colleges to collect the Social Security number of every student. A student may refuse to disclose his/her Social Security number to the college, but refusing to comply with the federal requirement may result in fines established by the IRS. In addition to the federal reporting requirements, the public school system in Florida uses the Social Security number as a student identifier. This use is authorized in Florida Statue 229.559 and in School Code Section 1008.386. In a seamless K-20 educational system, it is beneficial for postsecondary institutions to have access to the same information for purposes of tracking and assisting students in the transition from one educational level to the next. All Social Security numbers are protected by federal regulations and are never released to unauthorized parties. For additional detailed information on the college’s collection and use of social security numbers please click here.

Telephone Numbers of Offices Discussed in Consumer Information: