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Eligibility Requirements

University Scholarships and Grants

All students are considered for Academic Scholarships and Grants at the time they are admitted to the University.  Eligibility for the Academic Scholarships and Grants is based on the student's prior academic performance.

Florida Tech also offers need-based grants to those who qualify.  To qualify for need-based grants, students must meet the basic eligibility requirements for Federal Financial aid and submit a FAFSA each year.  Aid will be awarded based on the student's FAFSA information and other Financial Aid.

Federal Aid

To be eligible for Federal Financial Aid, you must meet the following Basic Eligibility Criteria set forth by the U.S. Department of Education (see this helpful infographic):

  • demonstrate financial need (for most programs);
  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau);
  • be registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25);
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program;
  • be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds;
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress in college or career school;
  • sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) stating that
    • you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant and
    • you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes; and
  • show you’re qualified to obtain a college or career school education by
    • having a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate
    • completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law (or—if state law does not require a homeschooled student to obtain a completion credential—completing a high school education in a homeschool setting that qualifies as an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements under state law); or
    • enrolling in an eligible career pathway program and meeting one of the "ability-to-benefit" alternatives described below.

Renewal Requirements

To continue receiving aid, students must meet the Basic Eligibility Criteria listed above, Borrower Based Aid Year requirements, if applicable, and Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards.