SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
OUR VALUE IS ROOTED IN OUR VALUES.
As one of 40 Colleges That Change Lives, Eckerd College values the
individual. THAT’S WHY WE OFFER:
® An innovative three-week Autumn Term orientation for new students
® Financial aid to 96% of our students
® Small classes taught by experts, not graduate students
® A faculty mentor focused on you and your goals
® Opportunities to do research and other creative hands-on projects
® A community built on respecting and appreciating differences, with
more than 80% of students living on campus
® NCAA Division II athletics, a Waterfront program and opportunities to engage
in hundreds of student activities, or create your own
® A Winter Term in January perfect for study abroad with Eckerd faculty
® Multiple weekly on-campus career planning activities
® Service-learning and internship opportunities to serve, reflect and grow
® Academic coaches to put you on a path to success
We take seriously our responsibility to prepare you, in a unique Florida
environment. IT’S JUST ONE MORE WAY WE THINKOUTSIDE.
DOING OUR PART. Eckerd College is absolutely determined to make a
quality education possible for as many qualified students as we can. Every
year, we invest $20 million of our own funds in promising students through
a variety of talent- and need-based financial aid programs. In 2013, THE
AVERAGE INCOMING ECKERD STUDENT RECEIVED $26,201 in college,
state and federal assistance.
Achievement Scholarships have the unique opportunity to work closely
Academic Achievement Scholarships are with a faculty member on a research project
determined upon admission and are based during their first year. The associateships
on the student’s academic performance. include a one-year stipend of $1,000.
FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS are eligible for
scholarships ranging from $10,000–$17,000 Students interested in Artistic Achievement
($40,000–$68,000 over the four years). Awards or Freshman Research Associateships
TRANSFER STUDENTS are eligible for must be admitted to Eckerd and have
scholarships ranging from $6,000–$12,000 associated scholarship materials postmarked
based on students’ performance in college- by February 1. Scholarship application
level work. Transfer students who are materials may be found online.
members of PHI THETA KAPPA are eligible
for an additional $1,000 scholarship. QuEST Transfer Scholarships
QuEST Scholarships are need- and merit-
All scholarships are renewable. based and range up to $8,000. These are
funded by a National Science Foundation
Artistic Achievement Awards grant to improve the success of transfer
Students with outstanding talent in music, science majors. Students majoring in biology,
art, theatre and creative writing should biochemistry, chemistry, computer science,
apply for these $1,000 awards. Available to geosciences, marine science, mathematics or
majors and non-majors alike, an Artistic physics may apply. Students must have
Achievement Award requires a separate sophomore or junior standing upon enrolling
application submitted with a DVD, an at Eckerd.
electronic portfolio and/or samples of work.
QuEST applicants must be admitted, submit
Freshman Research Associateships the QuEST Scholarship application and
Eckerd College Research Associateships are essay, and also submit the Free Application
awarded to approximately 25 incoming first- for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
year students each year. Students selected will
Eckerd College is one of just 40 colleges and universities
proudly featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives.
Athletic Aid great things. Eckerd played a vital role in
Eckerd College is an NCAA Division II teaching me that sense of possibility
college and a member of Florida’s Sunshine and service.”
State Athletic Conference. Athletic aid is
available. For details, please contact the Taryn Fielder credits Eckerd with giving
Athletic Department at 727-864-8251. her the skills and experiences she needed
to be accepted into Harvard Law School.
Life After Eckerd Taryn now works as a commercial real
A degree from Eckerd opens doors—not just estate attorney for the largest law firm in
to jobs and graduate schools but to lives of Washington, D.C.
meaning and personal satisfaction. Just ask
our alumni: Scott Nolan is the director of development
at the Columbia Museum of Art in
Blake Johnson joined Teach for America as Columbia, S.C. Scott says the support he
a tribute to the teachers he’s had. “I believe found at Eckerd for combining diverse
that by my showing up every day and academic interests led him to a job “that
giving it 100%, my students will achieve feeds both parts” of his personality.
Of our recent graduates
are working and
are in graduate school.
*Some are doing both.
November 15. Early Action application deadline. Early Action is non-binding,
with admission decisions being mailed by December 15. Applications
completed after November 15 will be considered under Rolling Admission,
which will be reviewed beginning on December 1.
December 1. Application for Admission fee is waived until this date.
December 1. Research outside scholarship opportunities using free scholarship
services such as www.fastweb.com or www.studentscholarshipsearch.com.
February 1. Artistic Achievement Award, Freshman Research Associateship,
and Church and Campus Scholarship application materials postmark
deadline. Students must be admitted by February 1 to be considered for
March 1. Priority deadline for submitting the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to request that Eckerd College receive your
FAFSA (our code is 001487).
May 1. National Candidate’s Reply Date—the date by which students must
respond to all offers of admission. Submit your $400 enrollment deposit to
accept our offer.
Eckerd College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor
of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or
call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Eckerd College. The Commission requests that they be contacted only if there
is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For more information
about the Commission, please visit their website at www.sacscoc.org.
Eckerd College admits students without regard to race, color, creed, sex, religion, sexual orientation, handicap and national or ethnic origin.
Here to Help
Questions? We’d be happy to talk with you about applying for aid at Eckerd.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-864-8334 or toll-free 800-456-9009.
Need-Based Awards* Prepaid Tuition Plans
We encourage all students to submit the Free Families who have enrolled in the Florida
Application for Federal Student Aid Prepaid Plan or established a Prepaid 529 Plan
(FAFSA) in the spring before they plan to may use these funds at Eckerd College.
attend, regardless of their family’s income Check with your plan administrator for details.
level. Be sure to request that Eckerd College
receive your FAFSA (our code is 001487). Aid to Florida Residents
All Florida residents receive a Florida Resident
The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov. Access Grant, valued at $2,500 for 2013–2014,
regardless of financial need. Florida students
The results of this form are used by Eckerd as who demonstrate financial need may qualify for
the basis for making need-based aid offers. Aid up to an additional $1,800 through the Florida
is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Student Assistance Grant Program.
LEARN MORE www.fafsa.gov The Florida Lottery Bright Futures Schol-
arships may provide additional funds—the
Church and Campus Scholarships average Bright Futures award at Eckerd for
Students who are members of the Presbyterian 2013–2014 was $2,478. Each Florida aid
Church are invited to apply for these program is subject to approval by the Florida
scholarships. These awards are based on church legislature every year.
and community involvement, as well as
financial need, and require a recommendation Cost Calculator
from a Presbyterian pastor. Nomination forms Use our calculator to get a personalized estimate
are available online. Your completed form on your cost to attend Eckerd.
must be postmarked by February 1.
LEARN MORE www.thinkeckerd.com/cost
BRINGING COSTS DOWN WITH AID
The average financial aid award offered by Eckerd was $26,201 for the 2013–2014
school year. Subtract that from a comprehensive cost of $47,506, and that
means the typical family will pay just over $21,000 for the year.
Tuition: $ 37,046 Students receiving financial aid: 96%
Room: $ 5,106 Average aid award: $26,201
Board: $ 5,038 Academic scholarship
Student fee: $ 316 range: $6,000–$17,000 (per year)
Comprehensive fees: $ 47,506 Percentage of students on work study: 50%
*Eckerd College participates in all the major aid programs of the federal government and the State of Florida. Students living in Maryland,
Michigan, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont may also be eligible for state grants to study at Eckerd.
The information in this brochure was accurate at the time of printing. Eckerd College reserves the right to change any information in this
brochure at any time for any reason.
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