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FEDERAL GRANTS

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs)

Grants are awarded based solely on financial need.  Unlike loans, grants don’t have to be repaid unless, for example, you are awarded funds incorrectly, did not complete the attendance requirments, etc… Complete the free application for federal student aid online with FAFSA on  the web.

What is a Federal Pell Grant?

Pell grants are the foundation of federal student aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added.  Pell Grants are generally awarded only to undergraduate students-those who haven’t earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree.  In some limited cases, however, you might receive a Pell Grant if you’re enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher certificate program.

What is a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant?

FSEOGs are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional; financial need-those with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) numbers.  Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority for FSEOG awards.

How much money can I get?

FSEOGs- you can get between $100 and $600 a year, depending on when you apply, your financial need, and the funding level of the school you’re attending.

How will I be paid?

Your school will credit your grant funds to your school account, subtract out the balance that you owe and send you a refund of the remaining funds by mail in check form.  Schools must disburse funds at least once per term (semester).

Can I receive a grant if I’m enrolled less than half-time?

Yes, if you’re otherwise eligible.  You won’t receive as much as if you were enrolled full time, however.

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STATE GRANTS

Florida Student Assistant Grant (FSAG)

The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) Program is a need-based grant program available to degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need and are enrolled in participating postsecondary institutions.  Please direct any questions about your FSAG to OSFA in Tallahassee 1.888.827.2004 or view their facts sheet by clicking the following link to be directed to their webpage for FSAG.

Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistant Grant Program (FSAGCE)

Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant (FSAG-CE) Program is a need-based grant program available to Florida residents enrolled in certificate programs of 450 or more clock hours at participating Florida colleges (public community colleges) or career centers operated by district school boards. Each participating institution determines application procedures, deadlines, student eligibility, and award amount. Please direct any questions about your FSAGCE to OSFA in Tallahassee 1.888.827.2004 or view their facts sheet by clicking the following link to be directed to their webpage for FSAGCE.

First Generation Matching Grant (FGMG)

The First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG) is a need-based grant program available to degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need, are enrolled in an eligible participating  postsecondary institutions.  Eligible students will have a parent(s) who has not earned a baccalaureate or higher degree.  Participating institutions determine application procedures, deadlines, student eligibility, and award amount. This program is available at Florida state universities and Florida colleges (public community colleges).  Please direct any questions about your FGMG to OSFA in Tallahassee 1.888.827.2004 or view their facts sheet by clicking the following link to be directed to their webpage for FGMG.

 

 

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The FEDERAL WORK-STUDY (FWS) program provides part-time job opportunities for you if you have student financial aid eligibility.  It gives you a chance to earn money to help pay for your educational expenses and provides valuable experience.  In addition, you are afforded the opportunity to perform valuable services for your college and community.

If Work-Study is part of your financial package, you should contact the Financial Aid Office the first week of classes for your job assignment.  This is a need based limited fund program and student workers are required to be enrolled in six (6) credit hours and maintain the standards of progress with a 2.0 GPA.  You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage, which will be mailed directly to you or direct deposited into your bank account twice a month.  Your total Federal Work-Study award depends on when you apply, your level of financial needs, and your schools funding level.  The amount you earn can not exceed your total award.   When assigning work hours your employer or financial aid administrator will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.  If you have any further questions in reference to this program, please contact the Work-Study Coordinator, Evelyn Koch 386.754.4302.