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Financial Aid

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The Financial Aid Office is available to assist students and their families to identify sources of financial aid, obtain application information and complete the application process. The goal of the financial aid office is to help provide you with the means to finance your Florida Tech education.

FAFSA Lessons Learned

FAFSA Tip Sheet

Click the link above to avoid delays caused by the most common FAFSA mistakes. Tips courtesy of NASFAA, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. 

Save Your Money - Save Your Identity!

The 2017-2018 FAFSA is available to complete online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.  One way to prepare for completing the online version is to first download the 2017-2018 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet .  This helps you gather the required information and determine your answers to questions before you go to the FAFSA website.

Students with Federal loans

Students with Federal loans have important decisions to make about their loans.  They also must take several specific actions to ensure the loan funds are available to pay for college costs when due and avoid late fees on any unpaid balance.  Read more below, check PAWS for outstanding requirements and check your student account regularly.

Stafford Loans

Stafford Loans never appear on your student account until after you accept the loan, complete an Entrance Interview (online counseling session) and complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN).  All Stafford and PLUS Loans are provided by the Federal Government with commercial firms providing the loan servicing.  New students who will rely on Federal Stafford or PLUS loans to help finance their education must complete a Master Promissory Note on the Federal Department of Education website, StudentLoans.gov. More information about this process for new and returning students is also available on our web site -- see Stafford Loans.

Petitioning Graduates with Stafford Loans or Graduate PLUS Loans

Petitioning Graduates with Federal Stafford loans and/or Graduate PLUS loans must complete Exit Counseling as one of the obligations you accepted when taking the loan.  You may complete the counseling online at StudentLoans.gov -- scroll down to select Exit Counseling and logon.  If you may also want to review What You Need for Exit Counseling.

Petitioning Graduates with Outstanding Perkins Loans

Graduates with outstanding Federal Perkins Loans must also complete a separate Exit Counseling for that loan.  Exit Records are normally created for petitioning graduates with outstanding loans a month or two before graduation.  At that time you can complete your Exit Interview online at your convenience. Please use FL Tech School Code U7 for Perkins Loan Exit Counseling. Live Customer Service is available online to assist you.  If you do not find an Exit Record available to electronically sign, email us at finaid@fit.edu so we can set one up and advise you when it is ready.  

Panther Payment Plans

Florida Tech Panther Payment Plans enable you to spread out your payments for tuition and fees. One feature enables students to authorize a parent or other person to access their account information and make payments for them.  To learn more about the payment plan, including enrollment dates for each semester, go to Panther Payment Plan.

You may also want to check out other information on the Student Financial Services website.  You can find helpful FAQs, information about the Student Account Center, plus links to policies and procedures about Account Refunds or about the Flight Instruction Account of special interest to flight students.

Featured Scholarships

Featured Scholarships
Name / Sponsor Amount Description Student Type End Date
1972 Society Scholarship
Women's Executive Council, Orlando
$1,972

Open to female college students, and female high school seniors, enrolled full time in an undergraduate or Master's degree program for Fall 2017.  Consideration will be given for fewer academic hours with full-time employment or Master's Degree students.

Undergraduate & Graduate August 5, 2017
College Fund Grant for Pinellas County Residents
College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.
$1,000/yr Renewable

Open to high school graduates and full-time undergraduates who are U.S. Citizens, whose permanent residence is Pinellas County, Florida, and who meet the grade point average and financial need specified on the grant application website.

Undergraduate & Graduate July 2017
Dissertation Fellowship
Ford Foundation
$25,000 for 1 year

Stipend to Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates studying in an eligible research-based discipline in a dissertation-required program at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education who will complete the dissertation during the 2018-2019 academic year, but no later than fall 2019.

Graduate December 06, 2017
FSA Scholarship
Florida Stormwater Association Educational Foundation
$2,000

Open to Graduate students in Colleges of Engineering, Natural Science, Public Administration, or related fields, whose degree will advance storm water research, management, or finance.

Undergraduate & Graduate 04 April 2017
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Ford Foundation
$45,000 for 1 year

Stipend to support postdoctoral study.in selected disciplines.  Eligible individuals have been/will be awarded a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree no earlier than December 7, 2010 and no later than December 7, 2017 in an eligible research-based field from a U.S. institution of higher education.

Graduate 07 December 2017
Predoctoral Fellowship
Ford Foundation
$24,000 per year

Annual stipend for 3 years to individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required), program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education.

Graduate 14 December 2017 7:50 PM