Florida Institute of Technology

June 24–Aug. 4, 2016

Financial Aid and Money Matter FAQs

Also, view the frequently asked questions about the Oxford Program and the Italy Travel Course.

Summer 2015 SCHOLARSHIPS:

Contact hcudmore@fit.edu for assistance if you plan to apply for a scholarship. Submit application essay drafts to hcudmore@fit.edu by February 11, 2015 so there is time for review & editing.

  1. Gilman Scholarship for ALL majors. There is no GPA requirement, however you must be a Pell Grant recipient. One Florida Tech Oxford student was awarded a Gilman scholarship in summer 2010. March 3, 2015 deadline for applications.
  2. Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship: If you have completed 30+ hours and have a GPA of 3.75 or higher, click here to apply for a $1000 scholarship to help you pay for summer 2015 in Oxford. Scholarship open to US and non-US residents.  February 15 deadline.
  3. Oxford/Spain Program combination scholarship!  Participate in both the Florida Tech Oxford and Spain Programs and take an additional $1000 off of tuition. Save over $3250 off of tuition for 9 Florida Tech credit hours and spend over 7 weeks abroad this summer! 
  4. Fund for Education Abroad:  http://www.fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/
  5. Foundation for Global Scholars:  https://fgscholars.org/how-to-apply/

Myth: If I use financial aid this summer for the Oxford Program I will not get fall or spring aid.

Fact: No, if you use aid money in the summer, this does not take away from any other term's loans. You will still get the same amount in the fall and spring that you usually get. Yes, you will have more to pay back when you graduate, but if you are borrowing money anyway, it may as well be for this great experience on which you cannot really place a price tag.

Myth: Financial aid won’t pay for study abroad and I cannot make payments before my aid comes in.

Fact:Using a combination of Stafford and private education loans, financial aid can help you pay for it all. If you are eligible, these loans can cover the entire amount plus spending money. You can even get the aid to cover your flight costs and additional expenses. The financial aid office knows the full program cost and they can tell you the amount they will allow you to borrow. Any funds awarded will be disbursed in the summer semester.