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Types of Financial Aid

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Academic Scholarships

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 $2,000 and $4,000 per academic year. Transfer students, if eligible, can receive between $2,000 and $3,000 per academic year.
Keep track of your Presidential Merit Scholarship using, a merit-based microfinancing program.

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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.

Flagler Castillo Scholarship

Flagler College awards incoming freshmen who are graduates of St. Johns County, FL high schools a Flagler Castillo Scholarship of $3,000 per academic year.

Need-Based Grants

Flagler College Grant

Flagler College offers a limited number of need-based grants to students based on the family’s financial need, as established by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other factors.

Athletic Scholarships

As an NCAA Division II institution, athletic scholarships are awarded at the coaches' 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.

Work Program

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.

Federal Aid

Need-Based Federal Grants

Eligibility for federal need-based grants, such as the Federal Pell Grant, is established by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The amount of the Pell Grant varies based on the FAFSA results. Financial Aid staff will notify students who qualify for a Pell Grant of the exact amount of their award.

Federal TEACH Grant

Education majors who plan to teach in high-need fields at schools that serve students from low-income families can apply for the TEACH Grant. As a condition of receiving a TEACH Grant, students must complete 4 years of service in a high-need field at a school that serves students from low-income families. More information can be found online here

Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans

Flagler College participates in the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Direct Loan Program. The Direct Loan Program allows students to borrow without having a cosigner or prior credit history. To receive a student loan, the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Flagler's Federal School Code (007893) on the form. The student must also complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling online at

Federal Parent PLUS Loan

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 Federal Direct Unsubsidized 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. The Federal Parent PLUS Loan Application can be completed online at

State of Florida

The State of Florida provides funding to Florida students in the form of grants, scholarships, and work-study. Some of the scholarships offered by the State, such as the Bright Futures Scholarships, 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.

Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Florida Student Assistance Grant

Florida Minority Teacher Scholarship

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.

2016-2017 AVG RATES

APA (contracts purchased 2009 and before)
University APA Avg Rate$116.67
FCS Lower Level Avg Rate$95.21
Dorm APA Avg Rate$3,035.19
Local Univ APA Avg Rate$37.16
FCS Local Lower Level Avg Rate$11.10
TDF Univ APA Avg Rate$45.07

ACTUAL (contracts purchased 2010 and newer)
University Avg Rate$116.67
FCS Upper Level Avg Rate$108.98
FCS Lower Level Avg Rate$95.21
Dorm Avg Rate$3,035.19
Local Univ Avg Rate$37.16
FCS Local Upper Level Avg Rate$12.84
FCS Local Lower Level Avg Rate$11.10
TDF Univ Avg Rate$45.07

Lower level = Community College (first 2 years)
Upper Level = State College (last 2 years)
FCS = Florida College System