Accepting Your Financial Aid And Next Steps
Accepting your Financial Aid Offer
Students may accept their financial aid offer at any time. Accepting your aid does not commit a student to attending, it just reserves the funds for your use.
To accept your aid:
- Login to PAWS
- Select the Financial Aid tab
- Select Award
- Select Award for Aid Year
- Select the current Aid Year and submit
General financial aid information will appear on this page. You will have the option to review the information and can click on Award Overview to see a complete list of your aid. If you receive a message that says there is no financial aid information at this time, please contact us.
To proceed, students must review the terms and conditions for their financial aid. The terms and conditions include information on aid renewal requirements, such as minimum GPA.
Once the student has reviewed the terms and conditions, they can proceed to the Accept Award Offer tab, where students can use the drop down boxes to accept or decline their award offers. Students should always accept all of their their grant and scholarship aid first, as this is gift aid that does not have to be repaid.
Students with loan offers can accept all or part of each loan offer, or decline the entire loan offer. Students who choose to accept their Federal Direct Stafford loan/s must complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note on studentaid.gov.
Students who have a Parent PLUS loan offer should know that a parent must apply and be approved for this loan to receive funding. Parents may visit studentaid.gov to complete an application.
When finished, click submit on the bottom of the page.
Need help? Contact us!
Submit information on outside scholarships or other aidIf you have been awarded a scholarship from an organization or foundation, be sure to let them know you're attending Florida Tech. You will also need to send us a copy of your award letter, and check, if you have it already, to our office so that we can update your aid. Foundations should send scholarship checks, complete with student information to:
Complete Financial Aid Requirements
Have you been awarded state or federal financial aid? Certain documents may be required before students can use the financial aid they have accepted. Financial aid requirements will be listed. Students can check for requirements by accessing our online portal and clicking on Financial Aid, then Eligibility. The Financial Aid office may also email to request additional documentation, so be sure and check your Florida Tech email daily.
Other Important Steps
- Talk to Financial Aid about your aid, your estimated costs and whether or not you'll have a balance due.
- Pay your deposit and complete the rest of your pre-orientation checklist through Panther Pass
- Waive university insurance
- Choose a housing and meal plan
- Learn about Florida Tech Orientation
- Send Final Official Transcripts