Federal & State Aid Programs
Florida Southern participates in all of the major federal and many state-based programs based upon financial need.
Federal Pell Grant
In 2016-2017 the federal government awarded up to $5,815 to undergraduate, degree-seeking students who had not already obtained a bachelor’s degree.
Many of our students are employed at businesses and restaurants throughout the Lakeland area. For need-based students who qualify, the Federal Work-Study Program provides students with part-time jobs to help meet their financial need and offer work experience on campus and in the community. Eligibility for work-study and other federal programs is based upon the FAFSA, which must be filed annually.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Up to $500 granted to undergraduate, degree-seeking students with exceptional financial need.
In addition to established state and federal programs for students with financial need, Florida Southern also provides need-based grants to students who qualify. We offer options for academically outstanding first-year applicants who demonstrate significant financial need.
George W. Jenkins Scholarships
Full tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and personal expenses The George W. Jenkins Scholarships are intended to allow deserving students to complete a four-year college education without substantial economic hardship for themselves or their families.
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Hazel Haley Scholarships
$2,500 per year awarded to graduates of Lakeland High School with proven financial need, this scholarship awards up to $10,000 over four years. Candidates must have proven financial need. Preference is given to students pursuing English or education majors.
Florida offers an array of state-funded assistance programs for residents who attend college in their home state.
Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)
$3,000* per year administered by the Florida Department of Education, this program provides tuition assistance to students who are Florida residents attending private, non-profit colleges and universities within the state. No separate application required.
Florida Prepaid Tuition Plan Benefits from this program may be used at Florida Southern. For information, visit MyFloridaPrepaid.com.
Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)
Available to degree-seeking undergraduates who demonstrate financial need and are Florida residents. Renewable for FSAG recipients who have a 2.0 GPA at the end of spring term for prior year and complete the specified number of hours for the term and amount awarded. FSAG is a need-based program, so funds may be limited and it’s important to complete your FAFSA early to receive full consideration.
Let our Financial Aid staff show you how a Florida Southern education is within your reach!
Our financial aid staff will be happy to show you how a Florida Southern education is within your reach! Even if you do not qualify for state or federal grants, you may be eligible for a need-based assistance from Florida Southern College. Last year, we provided more than $18 million in scholarships to students like you.
Great news! If you’re from Michigan, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, or Vermont, you may qualify for aid from your home state. For details, see Helpful Web sites