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Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is a grant from the federal government that does not have to be paid back. The Pell grant may only be awarded to undergraduate, degree seeking students who have not already obtained a bachelor's degree. The award amount is based on a student's financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid / FAFSA application.

Note -- effective 7/1/2012 a student may only receive the Pell grant for 6 annual awards. This is effective for all Pell eligible students.

Amount:

2013-2014 Minimum : $605 Maximum : $5,645

2014-2015 Minimum : $587 Maximum : $5,730

Pell Grant awards are shown for full-time attendance (minimum 12 credit hours per term -- including summer). Pell will be pro-rated to pay 75% for 3/4 time enrollment (9-11 credits), or 50 % for 1/2 time enrollment (6-8 credits). Payment for less than half time (1-5 credits) is calculated per Pell rules on tuition and books only, and not every Pell award will be eligible for less than half-time payment.


Federal Pell Grant Application Process:

  • For awards for Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014- Complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA Applications must be submitted between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Students enrolling for the Summer 2013 term must have the FAFSA complete before June 30, 2014.

  • For awards for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA Applications must be submitted between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

 


 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

An FSEOG is a grant from the federal government for undergraduate, first degree seeking students with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to students who receive Federal Pell Grant.

An FSEOG does not have to be paid back. Students at each school are awarded based on the availability of funds at that particular school. Since funds are limited, there is no guarantee that every eligible student will be able to receive an FSEOG.

Students are awarded based on the availability of funds.

Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours per term) to receive FSEOG.

FSU Award amounts:

$200 - $1500

FSEOG Application Process:

  • For awards for Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014- Complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA Applications must be submitted between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Students enrolling for the Summer 2013 term must have the FAFSA complete before June 30, 2014.

  • For awards for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA Applications must be submitted between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program

    Created by Congress as part of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, the TEACH Grant program was created to assist in the development and recruitment of teachers for high need programs in public or private elementary or secondary schools that serve low income families.

    Amount of Grant

    • Up to $4000 annually for full time attendance
      • prorated to maximum of $3000 for 3/4 time study
      • prorated to a maximum of $2000 for 1/2 time study
    • Aggregate limits:
      • Undergraduate aggregate maximum is $16,000
      • Graduate aggregate maximum is $8,000
    • Note: Eligibility for the TEACH grant may affect your eligibility for other types of aid. Awarding of the TEACH Grant may necessitate revision to other awards on file for current or upcoming term.

     

    Conditions:

    • Students who receive the TEACH Grant must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low income students, for at least 4 academic years within eight calendar years after completing the program of study for which they receive the TEACH Grant assistance.
    • If the required teaching commitment is not completed, the grant is converted in full to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, with interest charged from the date the grant was first disbursed.

     

    FSEOG Application Process:

    • For awards for Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014- Complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA Applications must be submitted between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Students enrolling for the Summer 2013 term must have the FAFSA complete before June 30, 2014.

    • For awards for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA Applications must be submitted between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

    The TEACH Grant has specific additional criteria that must be met for award and disbursement. Please see additional information here.

     


State

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

This is a need-based grant program for Florida resident, first degree seeking undergraduate students attending eligible public Florida institutions. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, meet Florida residency requirements for state student aid, be enrolled in a degree program, and be eligible for the federal Pell great.

Florida Student Assistance Grant awards are shown for full-time attendance (minimum 12 credit hours per term -- including summer). Florida Student Assistance Grant will be pro-rated to pay 75% for 3/4 time enrollment (9-11 credits), or 50 % for 1/2 time enrollment (6-8 credits). No payment is available for less than half-time enrollment.

FSAG is a need based grant and funds may be limited. Early completion of the FAFSA may be a consideration for receipt of award.

FSAG Application Procedures:

  • For awards for Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014- Complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA Applications must be submitted between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
      • The FSAG is not available for the Summer term.
  • For awards for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA Applications must be submitted between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Institutional

FSU Grant (FSUG - Florida State University Grant or DFSU - Differential Florida State University Grant)

This grant is from university funds to degree seeking Florida State University undergraduate and graduate students who meet university need guidelines. Awards may range from $200 to $1,800 per academic year. Students are awarded based on the availability of funds.

Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours per term) to receive FSUG or DFSU.

FSUG/DFSU Application Procedures:

  • For awards for Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014- Complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA Applications must be submitted between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Students enrolling for the Summer 2013 term must have the FAFSA complete before June 30, 2014.

  • For awards for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA Applications must be submitted between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

 

last updated March 18, 2014