Federal and State of Florida tuition assistance programs assist students from low income families to pursue higher education.
• Federal tuition assistance programs include Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) . Students are considered for both programs after they filed a FAFSA application.
For 2012 - 2013 school year, the maximum amount of Pell grant is $5,550 for a full-time studnet; the maximum amount of SEOG grant is $4,000.
• First Generation Matching Grant Program (FGMG) is available to the state's low income students pursuing an undergraduate associate's or bachelor's degree or an occupational training program. To be eligible, students must show that their parents have not earned baccalaureate or higher degrees.
Students can use the grants at public two-year and four-year colleges and universities and many accredited independent colleges, universities, and career schools in Florida.
• Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students attending an eligible Florida college or university.
The annual award amount for the 2012-13 academic year is $2,150.
1. Be a Florida state resident, has a social security number, and be a U.S citizen or legal resident.
2. Submit the FAFSA and your verified GPA by the deadline: August 31st.
3. Enrolled in a degree or certificate program at an approved Florida college, and enrolled at least half time per term. Click here to find approved colleges.
4. Maintain satisfactory academic record.
5. Have not received a bachelor's degree.
6. Comply with federal Selective Service registration requirements (for most male students).
How to apply:
You will need to apply for FAFSA first.
To apply for FAFSA, click here
To apply for Florida tuition assitance programs, click here