Florida Student Assistance Grant Program (FSAG)

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Amount
Awarded

$1,006

Awarded
Awarded By:

Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of qualified students and available funding. In the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 62,952 initial awards disbursed.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  3. Must enroll in six or more credit hours (or 180 or more clock hours) per term.
  4. Must be a resident of Florida.
  5. Must enroll at an eligible Florida college or university or career center. A list of participating institutions is available online at www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/home/PostSecondaryInstitutions.asp.
  6. Must enroll in a certificate, associate's degree, or baccalaureate degree program. The student cannot have previously received a baccalaureate degree.
  7. Must demonstrate substantial financial need.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to Florida high school seniors and undergraduate students who are attending a participating Florida public or private institution or career center. The applicant must demonstrate substantial financial need. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Application requirements for the Florida Student Assistance Grant Program (FSAG) are:

  • FAFSA
Additional Information: 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. There are four types of awards granted under the FSAG Program. They are as follows: the Florida Public Student Assistance Grant, for students attending state universities and Florida colleges (i.e., public community colleges); the Florida Private Student Assistance Grant, for students attending eligible private non-profit four-year colleges and universities; the Florida Postsecondary Student Assistance Grant, for students attending eligible degree-granting private colleges and universities not eligible under the Florida Private Student Assistance Grant; the Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant (FSAG-CE), for students attending participating Florida colleges (i.e., public community colleges) or career centers operated by district school boards to pursue certificates. Please note: The Talented Twenty Program provides priority FSAG funding for eligible high school students. The program rewards high school students who graduate in the top 20 percent of each senior class by guaranteeing them admission to one of the twelve state universities in Florida, within space and fiscal limitations, and by providing priority funding for FSAG Public program, if eligible. Additional information about Talented Twenty is available at www.fldoe.org/Talented20/. Eligible students must: not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made; meet Florida's general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid.

Award Amount: The postsecondary institution will determine applicant eligibility and award amount. The annual minimum and maximum award amount may vary each academic year. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the minimum annual award amount was $200 and the maximum was $2,610. A student receiving the FSAG Public is eligible to receive an award for a maximum of 110 percent of the number of credit hours required to complete a program. A student receiving FSAG Private or Postsecondary is eligible to receive scholarship funding for 9 semesters or 14 quarters of full-time enrollment. A student receiving the FSAG-CE is eligible to receive an award for a maximum of 110 percent of the number of clock hours required to complete the program in which enrolled. Certain students may be able to receive the award for longer than the established maximums; the student should contact their financial aid office for additional information. Students must have earned an institutional cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and completed the appropriate number of credit hours or clock hours, depending on the type of his/her award, to renew. Students should contact their financial aid office for additional information.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,006.

Contact: Theresa Antworth
Address: 325 W. Gaines St. Suite 1314 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

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