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Financial Aid and Scholarships McTarnaghan Hall (239) 590-7920 or 1-800-590-FGCU FASO@fgcu.edu Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. www.fgcu.edu/as/financialaid Where’s the Money? Federal Aid (grants, work-study & loans) U. S. Department of Education State Aid (grants & scholarships) Florida Department of Education Institutional Aid (grants & scholarships) Florida Gulf Coast University Private Aid (scholarships) Private organizations Federal & State Aid Federal Aid U. S. Dept. of Education www.fafsa.ed.gov Federal Pell Grant Federal Work-Study Federal SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) Federal Stafford Loans: Subsidized (Student) Loans @ 6.0%; unsubsidized @ 6.8% PLUS (Parent) Loans @ 8.5% State Aid Florida Dept. of Education www.fldoe.org Florida Student Assistance Grant Florida Bright Futures Awards (must qualify as high school senior) Institutional Aid FGCU Institutional Aid FGCU Waivers http://enrollment.fgcu.edu/admissions/Waiver.htm FGCU In-State Tuition Waivers (check deadlines semi-annually) FGCU Out-of-State Tuition Waivers (check deadlines semi-annually) FGCU Grants www.fafsa.ed.gov FGCU Housing, Undergraduate and Graduate Grants (annual priority deadline for FAFSA completion is March 1st) Other grants also available - please see our web pages FGCU Scholarships www.fgcu.edu/AS/financialaid Foundation Scholarships from FGCU Donors Based on merit, financial need and/or academic major 08-09 priority deadline – March 1st (final deadline - March 31st) * items in red indicate priority deadlines impact eligibility * Private Aid Private Aid (scholarships) Check our link at www.fgcu.edu/as/financialaid These three categories are updated regularly: Scholarships Applications from Outside Sources Direct Links to Specific Outside Scholarships Scholarship Search Engines Other private resources can include: Past and present employers, unions, religious and professional organizations (Rotary, Kiwanis, American Legion), and foundations Send checks to the Financial Aid Office with student’s UIN Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) File annually by the priority deadline! www.fafsa.ed.gov FGCU’s School Code: 032553 Student & one parent must sign the FAFSA with pin numbers! www.pin.ed.gov How is the FAFSA used? Expected Family Contribution (EFC) The result of income and asset information provided on the FAFSA First the school sets the budget or “cost of attendance” (COA) Varies from school to school Based on student’s housing status and number of hours The EFC is then deducted from COA to determine the student’s financial need EFC is constant – does not vary EFC is portable – can take to another school Financial Aid & Gulfline How can I see my award? Login to Gulfline @ gulfline.fgcu.edu Enter User ID & PIN Click Student & Financial Aid My Electronic Award Information Update mailing addresses, e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers in the Registrar’s Office Financial Aid & Gulfline What can I do on Gulfline? Check documentation requirements Verification Worksheets Federal Tax Returns Select a Lender for your Student Loan Required Entrance Loan Counseling Register for classes Review your bill & make payments See your grades Financial Aid & Books Can I purchase books or meals with excess financial aid funds? Yes, if you have a credit balance Up to a maximum of $1000 total (any combo) Fall & Spring only Dates: to be announced All outstanding requirements must be satisfied (i.e. MPN must be received for loans) Financial Aid & Academic Progress What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)? Qualitative Measure Credits Minimum GPA 1-29 1.80 30 or more 2.00 Quantitative Measure Students must complete a minimum of 70% of the total hours attempted at FGCU Financial Aid Penalties What happens if I withdraw from all of my classes after add/drop? Talk to someone in Financial Aid first! You may have to repay some (or all) of the aid you received You may lose eligibility for future semesters Financial Aid Summary What are the highlights of this presentation? File the FAFSA Apply for FGCU Foundation Scholarships Review all e-mail and correspondence Adhere to all priority deadlines Financial Aid Contact Information General Questions: Main Line: email@example.com 590-7920 Specific Questions: Bright Futures (Barbara) firstname.lastname@example.org 590-7972 First Generation (Vicki) email@example.com 590-7919 Scholarships (Barbara) firstname.lastname@example.org 590-7699 Stafford Loans (Wanda) email@example.com 590-7917 Work-Study (Sandy) firstname.lastname@example.org 590-7970 Verification (Vicki) email@example.com 590-7919 We make every effort to respond within 48 hours!
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