Non Need-Based Aid
Applying for Non-Need Based Aid
Annual Scholarships and Endowed Scholarships
There are a number of scholarships available on a year-to-year basis. These scholarships are provided by individuals or organizations, which specify the eligibility requirements. Those requirements vary widely and include such things as academic record, need, major, intended career, and area of residency. Please note: full-time enrollment is required for all Flagler College institutional scholarships.
Presidential Merit Scholarships
All students (domestic and international) are automatically considered for merit scholarships. Factors considered include the student’s weighted, core GPA as well as their highest overall test scores. Some students may not be eligible for a Presidential Scholarship, but those that are will be notified of the amount in their acceptance letter.
First-Year Freshmen, if eligible, can receive between $1,500 and $3,500 per academic year. Transfer students, if eligible, can receive between $2,000 and $3,000 per academic year.
Flagler HOPE Scholarship
Flagler College awards Georgia residents that qualify for the aforementioned Presidential Scholarship an amount of $2,000 per academic year.
Flagler Palmetto Scholarship
Flagler College awards South Carolina residents that qualify for the aforementioned Presidential Scholarship an amount of $2,000 per academic year.
Flagler Ponce De Leon Scholarship
Flagler College recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students of color who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all Flagler students and the excellence of the College. Flagler College offers these tuition-remission scholarships as part of our diversity mission.
As an NCAA Division II institution, athletic scholarships are awarded at the coachs' discretion in the following sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross-country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, and volleyball.
This program is designed to provide non-need students with work opportunities on campus. Since priority for jobs is given to students with need, a non-need student is assigned a job usually when he/she is specifically requested by a work supervisor because of special skills or talent. A student not requested on this basis can apply for a job through the Office of Financial Aid, at which time he/she is placed on a waiting list. The normal work week is six hours and the minimum wage is paid. The standard work award is $700 per semester.
Tuition Exchange Program
Flagler College is a participating member of Tuition Exchange. This scholarship is open to children of employees at participating member schools. More than 500 colleges participate, and students accepted into this program receive a grant for our full tuition charge. (Florida residents receive full tuition less the Florida Resident Access Grant) To be a candidate for a TE scholarship, a family member must be an eligible employee at a participating institution and certified (sponsored) by the sending institution. Once this is done, the normal admissions process is followed and an application for a TE scholarship is sent by the liaison officer at the sponsoring institution to school(s) considering the candidate. Awards are competitive and not automatic.
Flagler College participates in the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Direct Loan Program. The Direct Loan Program benefits the student borrower by making the application process easier for the student and expedites the receipt of loan funds. To receive a student loan, the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be sure to list Flagler's Federal School Code (007893) on the form.
Parents may borrow the full amount of the student's Cost of Attendance (minus any other aid received) through the federal loan program. If a parent is denied a PLUS Loan, then the student is eligible to borrow additional Stafford Student Loan funds above the usual annual limit. Grade level determines how much additional loan funds a student may apply for in this instance. Freshmen and sophomores can borrow $4,000 more per year, and juniors and seniors $5,000 more per year.
State of Florida
The State of Florida offers a number of non-need scholarships to freshmen that require the student to apply through his/her high school during the student's senior year. Flagler College encourages students to contact their high school guidance counselors for information on eligibility and application requirements.
Alternative Student Loans
If additional aid funds are needed, after applying for the maximum Federal Direct Student Loan available, then a Private Alternative Student Loan from a commercial lender may be an option to consider. The loan terms, fees and interest rates of Private Alternative Student Loans vary from lender to lender. Flagler College recommends a comparison of several of these loans and lenders to find the one that best suits your needs. You are free to choose the lender. Flagler College will process private student loan forms from any lender that you select.