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               3              Ready to confirm your attendance and complete the admission and financial aid process?


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                              Just complete a few more steps.

                                                                                                                                                 What is PAWS?
                                                                                                                                                 PAWS (Panther Access Web
           confirm attendance
           To confirm your attendance and accept your financial award offer, please:
                                                                                                                                                 System) allows students to view                         HERE IS YOUR 2010–11                              Easy steps to financial aid
           Complete and return the attendance confirmation form that came with your acceptance letter
                                                                                                                                                 their financial aid award and pay
                                                                                                                                                 tuition and housing deposits
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Financial aid aWaRd lETTER
           by May 1 and submit your $300 tuition deposit check or money order. Your tuition deposit is                                           online. You must use your TRACKS
           subtracted from your first semester tuition and holds your place at the university.                                                   username and password (which
                                                                                                                                                 was e-mailed to the address you                         On behalf of the Office of Financial aid,
           You can pay your deposit online:                                                                                                      provided on your admission                              welcome once again to Florida Tech. now more
           >            Go to www.fit.edu/paws
                                                                                                                                                 application) to log into PAWS.                          than ever, affording a priceless university
           >            Log in using your TRACKS username and password                                                                                                                                   education is within your reach.
           >            Select Payment Options (make general payments or housing deposits)
           >            Select Tuition Deposit for new students (Credit card payment accepted for tuition deposit only)
                        You will receive a confirmation page after successfully submitting your credit card information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         i hope you will take the next step and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         accept the enclosed financial aid award
           complete Your panther pass Online check-in                                                                                                                                                    offer. after that, we can help you
           Panther Pass (https://pantherpass.fit.edu) is an orientation Web portal allowing you to complete required tasks online prior to your arrival                                                  explore a variety of smart payment
           on campus. It includes:
                                                                                                                                                                                                         options so you may confidently
           >            Links to confirm or pay your tuition and housing deposits (via PAWS)                                                                                                             complete the process. i look
           >            Housing and meal plan registration (only available online)                                                               Contact Us                                              forward to seeing you on
           >            Health insurance registration or waiver request                                                                          Financial aid officers are
           >            Parking pass registration                                                                                                committed to making Florida Tech                        campus next semester.
           >            Placement exams for math and English composition                                                                         affordable for you and your family.
           >            A required health history form                                                                                           We are also here to help you                            Sincerely,
                        and much more ...
                                                                                                                                                 through the process and answer                          Jay lally
                                                                                                                                                 any questions you may have.
           Stafford loan acceptance                                                                                                                                                                      director of
           To accept your Stafford Loan (student loan) offer:                                                                                                                                            Financial aid
                                                                                                                                                 24/7 Message Line:
           >            Go to www.fit.edu/paws
           >            Log in using your TRACKS username and password                                                                           (800) 666-4348
           >            Click on the Financial Aid tab
           >            Click on Award and then Award for Aid Year                                                                               Phone: (321) 674-8070
           >            Select Aid Year 2010–2011
           >            Click on the Accept Award Offer tab                                                                                      Fax: (321) 724-2778
                                  OR
           >            E-mail us at finaid@fit.edu and we will help you                                                                         E-mail: finaid@fit.edu
           Next, you must select a lender, complete a Master Promissory Note and complete a Stafford
           Entrance Interview.
           For more information, go to www.fit.edu/financialaid and click on Loan Providers in the left navigation panel.

           Florida data Form                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TaKE a clOSER lOOK inSidE
           Florida residents are required to complete and return the enclosed Florida data form with appropriate documentation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FOR YOUR PERSONAL INVESTMENT
           Verification Worksheets                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CALCULATOR WORKSHEET
           If this packet includes a Dependent or Independent Verification Worksheet, your application has been selected for verification by the
           federal government. Please complete the form and return it to us, along with appropriate documents, as soon as possible.




        Office of Financial Aid
        150 W. University Blvd.
        Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
        www.fit.edu/financialaid
        Florida Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation,
        Vietnam-era veterans status or any other discrimination prohibited by law in the admission of students, administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs,
        employment policies, and athletic or other university sponsored programs or activities.
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                             calculaTE ThE OuT-OF-pOcKET inVESTmEnT YOu muST maKE and ExplORE diFFEREnT WaYS TO paY.

               1             pERSOnal inVESTmEnT calculaTOR
                             Use this worksheet to figure out your personal investment after your aid money is tallied.
                                                                                                                                                                                    2           paYmEnT planS and lOan OpTiOnS
                                                                                                                                                                                                You may pay your remaining personal investment in a variety of ways.

          all figures listed are annual amounts
                                                                                                                                                                                half and half payment plan
          Tuition
                                                                                                                                                                                Budget and pay half of the remaining personal investment for fall semester (August) and half for spring semester (January) directly
          Engineering and Science Majors                                                                             $31,734                                                    to university accounting.
          Or                                                                                                                              $
          Aeronautics, Business, Liberal Arts and Psychology Majors                                                  $28,910

          housing and meal plan                                                                                                                           +                     monthly payment plan                                                                   What will my monthly payment be?
          Freshmen may choose one of two options:                                                                                                                               Because Florida Tech is committed to making education affordable for              Remaining Personal Investment = $
              Double Room Residence Hall with Meal Plan                                                              $ 9,336                                                    all students, the university offers a convenient 10-month, interest free                        10
                                      Or                                                                                                  $                                     payment option. This allows students to make smaller, more manageable
                                                                                                                                                                                monthly payments instead of a single lump sum.
               Columbia Village Quad Suite with Meal Plan                                                            $11,210
                                                                                                                                                                                Sign up begins in May. Your first payment is due in July, so remember to
          Students interested in Columbia Village should submit their tuition deposit, housing                                                                                  sign up early if you are interested. More information is available at:
          deposit and completed housing and meal plan registration form as soon as possible,                                                                                    www.fit.edu/sfs/paymentplans.php
          as rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

          Transfer students may use the enclosed sheet to determine the combined cost of
                                                                                                                                                          +                     There is a set-up fee of $30 per semester and online sign-up* is easy:

          their preferred housing option and meal plan.                                                                                                                         •    Login to PAWS using your TRACKS username and password
                                                                                                                                                                                •    Select the Student tab
          Florida Tech has a two-year residency requirement for first-year students. Students                                                                                   •    Select the Payment/Student Account Information option
          whose legal guardians reside within 50 miles of campus can apply to have this                                                                                         •    Click on the Make A Payment button (this will take you to the new
          requirement waived.                                                                                                                                                        Student Account Center)
                                                                                                                                                                                •    Once in the Student Account Center, select the Payment Plans tab from
          health insurance                                                                                                                                                           the tab bar under the Florida Tech logo at the top of your screen
          University Plan                                                                               (estimate) $ 1,100                                                      •    Click on Sign Up For a New Payment Plan under the Payment Plans tab
                                                                                                                                          $                                     •    From the View Payment Plans For Term drop box, select the term of the
          Students who have their own health insurance or are on their parent’s plan may                                                                                             plan in which you wish to enroll
          apply to have this charge waived. These students may leave the fee out of                                                                       +                     •    Review the plan outline and select Continue
          their calculation.                                                                                                                                                    •    Follow further instructions as provided

          Student activities Fee                                                                                     $    60              $                                     parent pluS loan
          Facilities Fee (full-time undergraduates)                                                                  $ 500                $                                     A Federal Parent PLUS Loan is a loan borrowed by a parent on behalf of a child to help supplement a student’s other sources of financial
                                                                                                                                                                                aid, giving parents the flexibility to cover 100% of their student’s college expenses. PLUS Loans offer a low interest rate of 8.25% and an
          ToTal BillaBle Charges*                                                                                                         $                                     extra 0.25% interest rate credit when payments are set up for automatic debit from a bank account. For more information, go to www.fit.
                                                                                                                                                                                edu/financialaid and click on Loan Providers in the left navigation panel .
          ToTal FinanCial aid (subtract from Billable Charges)                                                                        – $
          (Do not include Work-Study, which is paid when earned.)
                                                                                                                                                                                private loans
          TuiTion deposiT (if paid, subtract $300)                                                                                    – $
                                                                                                                                                                                Families are welcome to explore other alternative private loan options. Go to www.fit.edu/financialaid and click on Loan Providers in the
                                                                                                                                                                                left navigation panel for a list of commonly used services.
          REmaining pERSOnal inVESTmEnT                                                                                                   $
     *Don’t forget to budget for other non-billable college expenses, like books and supplies, vehicle parking, applicable flight training fees and other personal expenses.


        FlighT FEES                                                                            MAKING SENSE OF THE DOLLARS AND CENTS                                           Federal work-study                                                         Acceptance of awards
        The university recommends flight option students budget a minimum of                   Scholarships, grants and loans
        $15,000 per year for flight fees. Flight students are required to make an initial
                                                                                                                                                                               Federal work-study awards are not credited to your account in a lump       By submitting your attendance confirmation form and tuition deposit
                                                                                               Scholarships and grants are typically referred to as “gift aid.” These          sum. You receive these funds as payment for hours worked in a part-        to Florida Tech, you’re accepting all scholarships and grants offered
        deposit of $4,000 into the flight training account portion of their Panther Card.      funds—awarded to you by Florida Tech, the state of Florida, the
        Flight fees are charged to this account based on the actual cost of the aircraft,                                                                                      time, on-campus job on a biweekly basis. Because you don’t receive         in your award letter. However, you must take further action to accept
                                                                                               federal government or other external sources—do not need to be                  this money upfront to help pay tuition, it’s best to think of work-study   and secure (or decline) any Federal Stafford Loans you’ve been offered.
        instructor and fuel at the time of the student’s use (“pay as you go”). Total flight
        costs may vary depending on a student’s rate of flight skills comprehension            repaid. Loans are monies you must pay back after you graduate.                  as spending money for books or other expenses.                             (The back page of this booklet outlines the important steps to do this.)
        and fluctuations in the price of fuel. See Flight Facts and Fees brochure for
        more information.



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