Program Descriptions

There are four main types of financial aid: grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. The money comes from many sources. We have listed just a few for your information.


Federal Pell Grants: The Pell grant program (Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA) is a federally-sponsored aid program designed to provide assistance to those who show financial need to attend a postsecondary educational institution.  This grant is gift aid and does not have to be repaid. The award is based on the student’s financial resources and the school's actual cost of education according to a federally established formula.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG): This program is designed to provide assistance for qualified students who have exceptional financial need.  This is a grant and does not have to be repaid. 


Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans Scholarship: For dependent students of deceased or 100% disabled veterans. Scholarship will pay 100% of tuition and fees.

The Florida Department of Education offers a number of scholarships for Florida residents.  Please consult the Florida Department of Education website:


Federal Work-Study (FWS): provides part-time employment for students with financial need.  Work is limited to a maximum of 15 to 20 hours per week, paid at minimum wage.  Depending upon the availability of funds, students may also work during the summer term.  The FAFSA must be completed to participate in this program. 


As a veteran you may be entitled to certain benefits, and be eligible to participate in certain programs. For information, please contact the Office of Veterans Affairs in Building A or call the V.A. counselor at 850-718-2290.