State Grants

Grant funding from the state of Florida.

Florida Student Assistance Program (FSAG)

The Florida Student Assistance Grant is a state funded need-based award program offering grants to first degree seeking undergraduate students attending public Florida institutions. Awards range from $200-$2610 per academic year, based on the availability of funds. This grant is for one year only and is not guaranteed in subsequent years. Priority is given to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Student must be a Florida Resident
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible non-Citizen
  • Must be a Pell grant recipient
  • Demonstrates exceptional financial need (i.e. they have a low EFC)
  • Enrollment of at least half-time status (6 credit hours)
  • Has NOT obtained a bachelor's or professional degree

*Please note the proration rule for Pell applies to the FSAG grant. See chart above.

 

First Generation Matching Grant

The First Generation Matching Grant (FGEN) is a need-based award program offering grants to first degree seeking undergraduate students whose parents have not earned a Bachelor's degree. Awards range from $200 to $3,000 per academic year based on the availability of funds. Primary consideration is given to students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Student is a participant in the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) program
  • Demonstrates exceptional financial need (i.e. they have a low EFC)
  • Must be a Federal Pell grant recipient
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible non-Citizen
  • Student must be a Florida Resident
  • Student must be a first generation college student (neither parent has earned a Bachelor's degree)
  • Students must be enrolled full-time to receive grant (12 credit hour minimum per term)
  • Student must continue to meet all of the above requirements
  • Student must have earned a minimum of 24 hour for the PRIOR academic year
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0

FGEN Renewal Requirements:

*Please note that not all CARE students that meet eligibility requirements will receive this grant and it is not guaranteed in subsequent years due to limited funding.

Last updated 4/18/2016
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