There are primarily two types of grants available to assist students with paying for their college education – federal and state.

Federal Grants

Federal Grants are awarded based solely on financial need. Grants do not have to be repaid unless, for example, you are awarded funds incorrectly, did not complete attendance requirements, etc.

Pell Grants – These grants form the foundation of federal student aid. They generally are available only to undergraduate students.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) – These are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Pell recipients receive priority for FSEOG awards.

State Grants

Florida Student Assistant Grant (FSAG) – These need-based grants are available to degree-seeking, resident undergraduates who demonstrate substantial financial need and are enrolled in a participating postsecondary institution. Visit the FSAG web page for more details.

Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistant Grant Program (FSAGCE) – This is a need-based grant available to Florida residents enrolled in certificate programs of 450 clock hours or more at a participating Florida college or career center operated by school districts. To learn more, visit the FSAGCE web page.

First Generation Matching Grant (FGMG) – This need-based grant program is 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. Learn more at FGMG.

Note: State Grants are awarded only when state funding is available.


Types of Scholarships:

Institutional (May or may not require a FAFSA but is recommended)
  • Athletic
  • Board of Trustee – Apply here!
  • Choir
  • Band
  • Debate
  • Brain Bowl
  • Student Government Association
State of Florida Scholarships and Grant Program
  • Bright Futures
  • Robert C Byrd Honors Scholarship
  • Children/Spouse of Deceased/Disabled Veterans
  • Rosewood Family Scholarship Program
  • Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Program
The Foundation for Florida Gateway College Scholarships (Apply Here)

To apply for the Foundation for Florida Gateway College scholarship, click here

  • Variety of private funded scholarships to FGC students
  • Application opens the beginning of fall and spring terms usually a month before fees are due.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be considered.
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